Department of Urban-Global Public Health
Critical health equity, Stigma, Discrimination, Minority Stress, Intersectionality, Black youth, LGBTQ health
Dr. English earned his BA in Psychology from Macalester College and his PhD in Clinical/Community Psychology from the George Washington University. His pre-doctoral research was partially funded by a three-year NIDA F31 grant examining daily racial discrimination measurement and modelling its longitudinal effects on psychosocial outcomes among Black U.S. American adolescents and adults. He subsequently completed his postdoctoral research at Hunter College of the City University of New York where his research focused on examining the health effects of intersectional racial and sexual identity discrimination among Black queer men.
Dr. English is committed to reducing health inequities through understanding, combatting, and preventing social stigma and its negative effects for Black communities in the U.S. Dr. English’s current research focuses on promoting the health and wellbeing of Black LGBTQ youth communities through understanding and confronting stigma targeting the intersection of race and sexual identity. He incorporates intensive longitudinal quantitative (e.g., ecological momentary assessment) and qualitative methods in his multidisciplinary health equity research. Through his current NIMH K01 project, Dr. English is examining the biopsychosocial effects of daily intersectional discrimination among young Black sexual minority men. As a part of this project, Dr. English is engaging in community-based participatory-informed research to co-develop a strengths-based mHealth intervention that helps to combat health inequities affected by intersectional discrimination, like those in HIV and major depression. Dr. English is currently contributing to policy-focused health equity research through his collaboration on the Health Data for New York City (HD4NYC) initiative, a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research platform at the New York City Department of Health. Dr. English also seeks to contribute to discrimination prevention through teaching and mentoring and hopes to integrate multilevel stigma prevention along with the interventions on which he is currently working.
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