Monday, March 30, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m. CT
Northwestern University (in-person) The University of Chicago (videoconference)
Stonewall Conference Room Suite 310 Conference Room
625 N Michigan Ave, 14th Floor 1525 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60611 Chicago, IL 60615
Dr. Pachankis studies the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. His research specifically seeks to identify the psychological and social influences that might explain LGBT individuals’ disproportionate experiences with several adverse mental health outcomes, like depression and substance abuse. He uses social epidemiological, experimental, and mixed methods approaches to conduct this research. Drawing on his background as a clinical psychologist, his ultimate goal is to translate the results of these studies into psychosocial interventions to improve the health of the LGBT community.