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Michael Marshal, PhD November 4, 2011, 12:00 pm WPIC Auditorium


Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series
Meet the PI Lecture

Mental Health Disparities Among Sexual Minority Youth

Michael Marshal, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Michael Marshal, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, and a licensed clinical psychologist working in the Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Marshal has been studying psychosocial risk and protective factors for adolescent substance use for over 15 years. He is the recipient of multiple career development and research awards through NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, NICHD, and the Pittsburgh Foundation. Dr. Marshal has a strong history of quantitative training and teaches a course in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) on Applied Multiple Regression for the Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. Over the past five years, he and his colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry and the GSPH have developed a program of research to describe and understand mental health disparities among sexual minority youth (youth who report same-sex attraction, same-sex romantic or sexual behavior, or a gay, lesbian, or bisexual identity). Dr. Marshal will present an overview of this literature and results from several of his ongoing projects.

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