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Michael E. Newcomb, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and a core faculty member of the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program. 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 focuses on health disparities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults, and he focuses on sexual risk behavior and HIV/AIDS, alcohol and substance use, and mental health problems. He also has interests in psychosocial resiliency factors that buffer against negative health outcomes in LGBT individuals. Dr. Newcomb is Principal Investigator of a research grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to examine the conditions under which prospective observational risk behavior surveys become self-monitoring interventions for binge-drinking and drug-using young men who have sex with men (YMSM). He is also the dual Principal Investigator (with Dr. Brian Mustanski) of a research contract with the Chicago Department of Public Health to conduct CDC’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance-YMSM Supplement (NHBS-Y) with YMSM ages 13-17. Dr. Newcomb collaborates on a variety of other research projects funded by NIH and other foundations as a research scientist in the IMPACT Program. Dr. Newcomb’s clinical interests focus on treatment of depression and anxiety in the context of chronic medical illness using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and he has received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Dr. Newcomb is interested in pursuing clinical intervention development as it relates to LGBT health.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Illinois Chicago

… → 2012


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

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Research Output 2010 2018

  • 1623 Citations
  • 67 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Letter
1 Citations

Barriers to Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals

Puckett, J. A., Cleary, P., Rossman, K., Mustanski, B. & Newcomb, M. E., Mar 1 2018, In : Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 15, 1, p. 48-59 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transgender Persons
Mental Health

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

Feinstein, B. A., Moran, K. O., Newcomb, M. E. & Mustanski, B., Mar 5 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Archives of Sexual Behavior. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Behavior
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Transgender Persons
Viral Load
Self Report
Street Drugs
Sexual Behavior

Effects of romantic involvement on substance use among young sexual and gender minorities

Whitton, S. W., Dyar, C., Newcomb, M. E. & Mustanski, B., Oct 1 2018, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 191, p. 215-222 8 p.

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Street Drugs
Tobacco Products
Pharmaceutical Preparations