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 focused on daily racial discrimination measurement and modeling 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 sexual minority men.
Dr. English is committed to reducing health inequities through understanding, combatting, and preventing racism, heterosexism, and other forms of identity-based violence. His research has focused on the harmful health effects of discrimination within Black communities in the U.S. Dr. English’s current research aims to promote the health and wellbeing of Black LGBTQ youth communities through understanding and confronting the intersection of racism and heterosexism. Presently, Dr. English is examining the biological, psychological, and social effects of daily intersectional discrimination among young Black sexual minority men — a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. As a part of this project, Dr. English is engaging in community-based research to co-develop a strengths-based mobile app intervention that helps to combat health inequities caused by intersectional discrimination (e.g., HIV, major depression). Dr. English is currently contributing to policy-focused research through his collaboration on the Health Data for New York City (HD4NYC) initiative—an interdisciplinary health equity research program 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 stigma prevention programs with the interventions on which he is currently working.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MRIpGxcAAAAJ&hl=en