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Dr. Linda A. Teplin is the Director of the Health Disparities and Public Policy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the Primary Investigator for the Northwestern Project, the first large-scale longitudinal study of mental health needs and outcomes of delinquent youth after detention. For nearly two decades, the Northwestern Project has tracked and re-interviewed nearly 2000 participants, first recruited when they entered the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention center when they were ages 10-18 years. The Northwestern Project assesses a broad range of outcomes, including psychiatric disorders, trajectories of substance abuse, patterns of service utilization, violence, HIV/AIDS, and death rates.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Northwestern University

… → 1975

Sociology, MA, Northwestern University

… → 1972

Sociology, BA, Roosevelt University Chicago

… → 1971

Research interests

  • HIV Infection
  • Health Disparities
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Service Utilization
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Social Science
  • Substance Use Disorders

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  • Research Output

    Characterizing Experiences of Conversion Therapy Among Middle-Aged and Older Men Who Have Sex with Men from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS)

    Meanley, S. P., Stall, R. D., Dakwar, O., Egan, J. E., Friedman, M. R., Haberlen, S. A., Okafor, C., Teplin, L. A. & Plankey, M. W., Jun 1 2020, In : Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 17, 2, p. 334-342 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Multifactorial discrimination, discrimination salience, and prevalent experiences of internalized homophobia in middle-aged and older MSM

    Meanley, S. P., Stall, R. D., Hawk, M. E., Surkan, P. J., Shoptaw, S. J., Matthews, D. D., Teplin, L. A., Egan, J. E. & Plankey, M. W., Jul 2 2020, In : Aging and Mental Health. 24, 7, p. 1167-1174 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Patterns of incarceration among youth after detention: A 16-year longitudinal study

    Harrison, A. J., Jakubowski, J. A., Abram, K. M., Teplin, L. A. & Welty, L. J., Jan 2020, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 108, 104516.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Victimization in Early Adolescence, Stress, and Depressive Symptoms among Aging Sexual Minority Men: Findings from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study

    Surkan, P. J., Wang, R., Huang, Y., Stall, R., Plankey, M., Teplin, L. A., Wight, R. G., Jacobson, L. P. & Abraham, A. G., Apr 2020, In : LGBT Health. 7, 3, p. 155-165 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Changes in cognition precede changes in HRQoL among HIV+ males: Longitudinal analysis of the multicenter AIDS cohort study

    Jones, J. D., Kuhn, T., Levine, A., Sacktor, N., Munro, C. A., Teplin, L. A., D'Souza, G., Martin, E. M., Becker, J. T., Miller, E. N. & Hinkin, C. H., Mar 2019, In : Neuropsychology. 33, 3, p. 370-378 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle