Michael Newcomb, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Researcher, IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program

Michael E. Newcomb, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University and a research scientist in the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Newcomb’s research broadly focuses on health disparities in LGBT youth, including HIV/AIDS, alcohol and drug use, and mental health problems. He also has interests in factors that promote resilience in LGBT youth, including families and romantic relationships. He is currently funded as Principal Investigator by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the CDC, and he contributes to a variety of research projects funded by NIH and other foundations. Dr. Newcomb’s clinical work experience focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety in the context of chronic medical illness using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and he has received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).