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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 2012

Research interests keywords

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


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