Brian Mustanski, Ph.D

Brian Mustanski, Ph.D. is tenured Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, and Co-Director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). The majority of 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 $60 million in federal and foundation research and training awards.

His current projects include a NIDA-funded cohort study of young gay/bisexual men that seeks to gain a multilevel perspective on the drivers of substance use and HIV in this population, two hybrid effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trials of HIV prevention program for adolescent and young adult gay/bisexual men (NIDA, NIMH, NIMHD), and NIAID funding to coordinate the use of implementation science in the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.

Dr. Mustanski has published over 285 peer reviewed journal articles. He is a frequent advisor to federal agencies and other organizations on LGBTQ health and HIV prevention, including currently serving as an appointed member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the NIH Council of Councils Sexual and Gender Minority Research Working Group. Some recognition for his work includes being named a William T Grant Scholar and NBC News selecting him in 2017 from 1,600 nominees to their inaugural list of 30 changemakers and innovators making a positive difference in the LGBTQ community. In 2020, he served as the 46th President of the International Academy of Sex Research.