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Research Interests

Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Co-Director of the NIH Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and Co-Director of the NIDA Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology. 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. He has been a Principal Investigator of over $40 million in federal and foundation grants and has published over 215 journal articles in the areas of HIV/AIDS, mental health, and substance use. In 2017, NBC News selected him from 1,600 nominees as one of 30 changemakers and innovators making a positive difference in the LGBTQ community. Dr. Mustanski is a frequent advisor to federal agencies and other organizations on LGBTQ health needs and research priorities, including being an appointed member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Indiana University

… → 2004


  • AIDS
  • Alcohol / Alcoholism
  • Drug Abuse
  • HIV Infection
  • Health Communications
  • Health Disparities
  • Mental Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Internet Intervention
  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender (LGBT) Healthcare

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Grants 2011 2023

Research Output 2001 2019

9 Citations (Scopus)

A Longitudinal Study of IPV Victimization Among Sexual Minority Youth

Whitton, S. W., Newcomb, M., Messinger, A. M., Byck, G. & Mustanski, B., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 34, 5, p. 912-945 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime Victims
Longitudinal Studies
Transgender Persons
Sexual Partners
Intimate Partner Violence

An Investigation of Racial and Ethnic Homophily on Grindr Among an Ongoing Cohort Study of YMSM

Salamanca, P., Janulis, P. F., Elliott, M., Birkett, M. A., Mustanski, B. & Phillips ii, G. L., Jan 15 2019, In : AIDS and behavior. 23, 1, p. 302-311 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cohort Studies
Logistic Models
Ethnic Groups
Cardiovascular Diseases
C-Reactive Protein
Sexual Minorities
1 Citation (Scopus)

Differences in HIV Risk Behaviors Between Self-Identified Gay and Bisexual Young Men Who are HIV-Negative

Feinstein, B., Moran, K. O., Newcomb, M. & Mustanski, B., Jan 1 2019, In : Archives of Sexual Behavior. 48, 1, p. 261-275 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Behavior

Distribution of HIV Self-tests by HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men to Social and Sexual Contacts

Wesolowski, L., Chavez, P., Sullivan, P., Freeman, A., Sharma, A., Mustanski, B., McNaghten, A. D. & MacGowan, R., Apr 15 2019, In : AIDS and behavior. 23, 4, p. 893-899 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Behavior
Viral Load
Surveys and Questionnaires