“NU Viral Hepatitis Registry: Impact of Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy on HCV Outcomes in HIV-HCV Co-infected Persons”
Valentina Stosor, MD
Dr. Stosor is an Associate Professor in Infectious Disease and Organ Transplantation. She is engaged in the clinical care of immunocompromised patients, including organ and stem cell transplant recipients and those with HIV/HCV co-infection. Her clinical research interests include: 1. HIV and organ transplantation, 2. HIV and HCV co-infection, 3. infectious diseases outcomes after organ transplantation, and 4. infectious diseases outcomes in mechanical circulatory support recipients.
“How Can We Involve Parents in HIV Research among Adolescent Men Who Have Sex with Men?”
Michael E. Newcomb, PhD
Dr. Newcomb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and a core faculty member of the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Newcomb’s research focuses on health disparities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults, and he focuses on sexual risk behavior and HIV/AIDS, alcohol and substance use, and mental health problems. He also has interests in psychosocial resiliency factors that buffer against negative health outcomes in LGBT individuals. Dr. Newcomb is Principal Investigator of a research grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to examine the conditions under which prospective observational risk behavior surveys become self-monitoring interventions for binge-drinking and drug-using young men who have sex with men (YMSM). He is also the dual Principal Investigator (with Dr. Brian Mustanski) of a research contract with the Chicago Department of Public Health to conduct CDC’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance-YMSM Supplement (NHBS-Y) with YMSM ages 13-17. Dr. Newcomb collaborates on a variety of other research projects funded by NIH and other foundations as a research scientist in the IMPACT Program. Dr. Newcomb’s clinical interests focus on treatment of depression and anxiety in the context of chronic medical illness using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and he has received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Dr. Newcomb is interested in pursuing clinical intervention development as it relates to LGBT health.