Researcher to discuss state of LGBT health

Submitted by Elmhurst College

"The State of LGBT Health: Opportunities for Action" will be discussed at Elmhurst College by researcher and scholar Brian Mustanski.

Part of the William R. Johnson Intercultural Lecture Series, the presentation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center at Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst.

Mustanski is director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, and the founder of the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program at Northwestern University. Mustanski's research focuses on the mental and behavioral health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, with a particular focus on youth. His work also explores the application of new media and technology to sexual health promotion and HIV prevention. An associate professor of medical social sciences, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern, Mustanski also is co-director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research.

Admission is $10 for the public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available by visiting For information, call (630) 617-5186.