National Institutes of Health (NIH) Webinar
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
10–11:30 a.m. CT
View event here. (The event is free and open to the public.)
Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their event titled “Science and Community: Working Together to Prepare for the Unexpected” for World AIDS Day this year. The event will promote community engagement and emphasize the importance of building the capacity of current and future generations of HIV researchers and advocates. It will reflect on lessons learned from HIV that have prepared us to address unexpected events. The event will feature ISGMH faculty members Drs. Brian Mustanski and Kathryn Macapagal.
Brian Mustanski, PhD, is tenured Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, Founding Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, and Co-Director of the NIH Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). He co-leads an initiative to support implementation science in the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic plan. His research focuses on the health and development of LGBTQ youth and the application of new media and technology to sexual health promotion and HIV prevention. Dr. Mustanski is a frequent advisor to federal agencies and other organizations on LGBTQ health and HIV prevention, including currently serving as an appointed member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the NIH Council of Councils Sexual and Gender Minority Research Working Group. NBC News selecting him in 2017 from 1,600 nominees to their inaugural list of 30 changemakers and innovators making a positive difference in the LGBTQ community.
Kathryn Macapagal, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Interim Associate Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on sexual health and HIV prevention in sexual and gender minority youth. Within this area, her emphasis is on adolescent sexual minority males and PrEP, ethical issues in sexual health research, and the role of technology/social media in adolescent sexual health. Her work predominantly uses qualitative and technology- and internet-based research methods to investigate these areas.