Delta Omega Selects John Salerno PhD '21 to Present Research on LGBTQ+ Youth at the APHA Annual Student Poster Session

October 21, 2020 - John Salerno, a PhD candidate in behavioral and community health, was one of 28 students nationwide selected to present research at the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session at this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting. 


More LGBTQ+ students are reporting psychological distress amid COVID, UMD study shows

October 7, 2020 - A majority of LGBTQ+ university students have faced increased psychological distress amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a national survey published last month by the University of Maryland public health school’s Prevention Research Center.


Dr. Mia Smith-Bynum: Harnessing Personal Experience and Expertise to Dismantle Racism and Improve African American Mental Health

September 25, 2020 - Associate Professor of Family Science Mia Smith-Bynum (she/her) identifies as a scholar-activist, harnessing her personal experience as a Black woman and vast research expertise to dismantle racism and improve African American mental health.

LGBTQ+ College Students Face Significant Psychological Distress During Covid-19 Pandemic

September 9, 2020 - A national survey of LGBTQ+ college students led by doctoral candidate John P. Salerno this year finds that large numbers are struggling with substance use, psychological distress, and social isolation.


The Impact of Trauma, Depression, and Substance Use on Black Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women's Health in the US

July 21, 2020 - Dr. Typhanye Dyer and Dr. Rodman Turpin conducted two studies on the role of syndemics on health outcomes among Black sexual minority men and transgender women in the US. 


Policy Brief: Mitigating the Risk for Child Maltreatment in the COVID-19 Context

July 21, 2020 - Dr. Elizabeth Aparicio drafts a policy brief published by the Research to Policy Collaboration urging policymakers to adapt existing policies to ensure the well-being of vulnerable children in the COVID-19 context.

Editorial: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts are Unethical and Harmful

July 14, 2020 - Dr. Jessica Fish co-authors an editorial in the American Journal of Public Health about the serious harms that LGBTQ youth experience from so-called "conversion therapy" efforts. 

Doctoral Students Publish Commentary on the Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ Populations

June 23, 2020 - John P. Salerno and Natasha Williams publish new article in Psychological Trauma.

UMD Named #1 College in U.S. for LGBTQ+ Students

June 16, 2020 - Campus Pride/Best Colleges 2020 lists recognize inclusivity, academic support, and affordability.

LGBTQ+ SAPH Denounce Anti-Black Violence and Racism

June 8, 2020 - The student group affiliated with the UMD-PRC issues a statement about anti-Black violence and racism.  

UMD-PRC Statement on Police Violence and Anti-Racism

June 8, 2020 - The UMD-PRC strongly denounces all anti-Black racism and violence. Black LGBTQ+ communities are not spared from these harmful historical forces.  

UMD Prevention Research Center Investigator Dr. Rodman Turpin Discusses Recent LGBTQ+ Research

May 29, 2020 - Dr. Turpin's commitment to health equity for LGBTQ+ communities is evident in his research. 

Two Faculty Members Receive the 2020 Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

April 28, 2020 - Dr. Elizabeth Aparicio is among those to receive the Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award from the University of Maryland Graduate School.

UMD Prevention Research Center Appoints New Executive Leaders

March 30, 2020 - The UMD-PRC has appointed Dr. Elizabeth Aparicio as the Deputy Director of Clinical Training and Intervention and Dr. Jessica Fish as Deputy Director for Research and Evaluation. 

UMD Prevention Research Center PI Honored at Maryland Research Excellence Celebration 

March 1, 2020 - Dr. Bradley Boekeloo was selected as the School of Public Health's honoree for excellence in research.

The Diamondback: UMD Student Creates Club to Address Health Disparities in the LGBT Community

December 9, 2019 - The Diamondback profiled a new group at the School of Public Health for LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Study Shows Benefit of Community Organizations in Supporting LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

October 22, 2019 - Family Science Assistant Professor Dr. Jessica Fish explores who engages in and benefits from communal LGBTQ organizations.

Researchers Win Data Contract to Study LGBTQ Health Disparities

October 22, 2019 - University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers won a competitive data contract to access Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) national healthcare consumer data to study LGBTQ disparities in access to healthcare. 

Study Finds Sexual Orientation-Related Disparities in High-Intensity Binge Drinking

October 14, 2019 - Research by Assistant Professor Jessica N. Fish is the first to explore disparities in high-intensity binge drinking by people of different sexual orientations.