Michael Newcomb, PhD

Michael Newcomb, PhD

Assistant Professor

Medical Social Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Michael E. Newcomb, Ph.D., is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and a research scientist in 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.