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Both researchers will share their updates on the work they are doing at Harvard and Northwestern University.
Dr. Austin is an award-winning researcher, teacher, and mentor. She is Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston and Director of the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator at the Harvard School of Public Health and Children’s Hospital Boston: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/striped/. Dr. Austin’s primary research is in the behavioral sciences and social epidemiology, addressing social and physical environmental influences on physical activity, nutritional patterns, and eating disorders risk in school and community settings. In addition, her research interests include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescent health.
Brian Mustanski, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and directs the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program. A central focus of his research is on the clustering of psychological, behavioral, and physical health, particularly as they relate to HIV in vulnerable populations. Dr. Mustanski received his doctorate in Psychology from Indiana University, where he trained extensively at the Kinsey Institute. He has been the Principal Investigator for multiple National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other foundation research and training awards, including being named a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar. The majority of his research focuses on the health and development of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. In addition, he conducts applied research on HIV prevention among young men who have sex with men (MSM). Dr. Mustanski was an early adopter of using the Internet for health research and his ongoing work seeks to apply new technology to improve research and interventions.