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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, PhD, Indiana University

… → 2004

Research interests

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


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