• 2175 Citations
20102022
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Michael E. Newcomb, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University and the Associate Director for Scientific Development of the Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). 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 broadly focuses on health disparities in LGBT youth, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS, alcohol and drug use, and mental health problems. His work emphasizes the interpersonal contexts that influence health outcomes, including romantic relationships and families. Dr. Newcomb is currently PI of an R01 from NIAAA examining the efficacy of 2GETHER, a relationship education and HIV prevention program for young male couples. He is also the recipient of an Avenir Young Innovator Award (DP2) from NIH to adapt the 2GETHER intervention to an online program and evaluate its effects in a comparative effectiveness trial. In addition to his work with young male couples, Dr. Newcomb is PI of an R01 from NIMHD (with Dr. Brian Mustanski) that aims to conduct mixed-methods research to characterize racial disparities in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence and utilization. He is also site PI of an NIH-funded longitudinal cohort examining intimate partner violence among sexual and gender minority youth assigned female at birth, and he contributes to multiple projects within ISGMH as Co-Investigator. Dr. Newcomb is a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in couples therapy and mental health treatment in the context of chronic medical conditions.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Illinois - Chicago

… → 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescent Health
  • Drug Abuse
  • HIV Infection
  • Health Disparities
  • Mental Health
  • Preventive Medicine

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Grants 2013 2022

HIV
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Risk-Taking
Interviews
Condoms
HIV
Medication Adherence
Risk-Taking
HIV Infections
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Financial Management
Substance-Related Disorders
HIV
Delivery of Health Care
Community Health Services
Pragmatic Clinical Trials
Telemedicine
HIV
Motivational Interviewing
Risk-Taking

Research Output 2010 2019

  • 2175 Citations
  • 76 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Letter
11 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
1 Citation (Scopus)
Population
Intimate Partner Violence
Sexual Minorities
Heterosexuality
Psychometrics
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

Risk-Taking
HIV
Cannabis
Alcohols
Sexual Behavior
Condoms
Sexual Behavior
HIV
Cohort
Sex Ratio
Men's Health
health
Health
Sexual Minorities
appeal