Arnold H. Grossman
Professor of Applied Psychology
Phone: (212) 998 5615
Dr. Grossman is the Principal Investigator of a research study funded by the National Institute of Mental Mental Health (2011-2016): "Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide among Sexual Minority Youth." This five-year longitudinal research study is designed to follow a diverse sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, ages 15-24, and to examine changes in constellations, maginitudes, and developmental sequences of risk and protective factors for suicidal behaviors with a particular emphasis on the major components of the interpersonal psychological theory of suicide. Simultaneously, it is documenting whether or not the risk and protective factors for suicide are uniquely related to LGBT youths' developmental milestones. Dr. Grossman continues to analyze data and disseminate findings as the Co-Investigator of "Challenges and Coping: The Q & A Project," also funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This five-year project used a longitudinal research design to investigate the mental health consequences of sexual orientation victimization of a diverse sample of gay, lesbian, bisexual youth (ages 15 to 21). Additionally, he is analyzing data and dissmenating findings as the Principal Investigator of four other research projects: "Transgender Youth: A Vulnerable Population"; "Caregiving Among Middle-Aged and Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults;" and "Using Assessments & Program Assignments to Reduce Sexual Minority Stress & Enhance Psychological Well-Being among LGBT Youth"; and "Project DAN," a study of hurtful and harmful experiences among sexual minority older adults.
The University of the State of New York
Licensed Master Social Worker
Academy of Certified Social Workers
New York University
New York University
The City College of New York
- 1999 : Outstanding Faculty/Staff Services Award to the Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community of NYU
- 1993 : Diego Lopez AIDS Service Award, NYC Chapter, National Association of Social Workers
- 1994 : Professor of the Year, Steinhardt School of Education
- 2007 : Outstanding Achievement Award, American Psychological Association's Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Concerns
2007: Elected "Fellow," in Division 44 of the American Psychological Association
- Psychosocial and health aspects of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender adolescents, adults, and older adults; HIV/AIDS prevention education and health behaviors of people living with HIV/AIDS; people who experience oppression, stigmatization, marginalization, and social exclusion.
Selected Professional and Community Appointments
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of LGBT Youth: The Interdisciplinary Quarterly of Practice, Research, Policy, and Theory, 2007-present
"Expert" Member, Board of Directors' Program Committee, Hetrick-Martin Institute, 2009-present
Member, Advisory Board, Living Beyond Belief (college scholarships to high school seniors working in HIV/AIDS prevention), 2001-present
Member, Citizens Advisory Committee, New York City Human Resources Administration, 2002-2007
Member and Chair, Hetrick-Martin Institute Advisory Council, 1999-2001
Member, Hetrick-Martin Institute Board of Directors, 1990-1997
- D'Augelli, A.R., Grossman, A.H., & Starks, M.T. (2005), Parents' awareness of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths' sexual orientation. Journal of Marriage and Family, 67, 474-482.
- Grossman, A.H., & D'Aguelli, A.R. (2004). The socialization of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: Celebrity and personally known role models. In E. Kennedy & A. Thornton (eds.), Leisure, media and visual culture: Representations and Contestations, pp. 83-105. Eastbourne, UK: LSA Publications.
- Ungvarski, P.J., & Grossman, A.H. (1999). Health problems of gay and bisexual men. Nursing Clinics of North America, 34(2), 313-331.
- Grossman, A.H., D'Augelli, A.R., & Hershberger, S.L. (2000). Social support networks of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults 60 years of age and older. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 55B(3), P171-P179.
- Grossman, A.H. (2001). Avoiding HIV/AIDS and the challenge of growing up gay, lesbian and bisexual. In A.R. D'Augelli & C.J. Patterson (Eds.), Lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities and youth: Psychological perspectives (pp. 155-180). New York: Oxford Univ
- Grossman, A.H., D'Augelli, A.R., & O'Connell, T.S. (2003). Being lesbian, gay, bisexual and 60 or older in North America, in Garnets, L. & Kimmel, D. Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Experiences, pp. 629-653. NY: Columbia Univ.Press
- Gossman, A.H., & D'Augelli, A.R. (2005). Recreational substance use among gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth: Frequency and predictors. In P. Bramham & J. Caudwell (Eds.), Sport, Active Leisure, and Youth Cultures (pp. 55-72). Eastbourne, UK: LSA Publications.
- Grossman, A.H., & D'Augelli, A.R. (2006). Transgender youth: Invisible and vulnerable. Journal of Homosexuality,51(1), 111-128.
- D'Augelli, A.R., Grossman, A.H., Salter, N.P, Vasey, J.J., Starks, M.T., Sinclair, K.O. (2005). Predicting the suicide attempts of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 35(6), 646-660.
- Grossman, A.H.,, D'Augelli, A.R., Salter, N.P. (2006). Male-to-Female Transgender Youth: Gender Expression Milestones, Gender Atypicality, Victimization, and Parents' Responses. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 2(1), 71-91.
- D'Aguelli, A.R., & Grossman, A.H. (2006). Researching lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: Conceptual, practical and ethical considerations. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, 3(2/3), 35-56.
- Grossman, A.H., D'Augelli, A.R., Salter, N.P., Hubbard, S.M. (2005). Comparing gender expression, gender nonconformity, and parents' responses of female-to-male and male-to-female transgender youth: Implications for counseling. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 1(1), 41-59.
- D'Augelli, A.R., Grossman, A.H., & Starks, M.T. (2006). Childhood gender atypicality, victimization, and PTSD among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(11), 1462-1482.
- Grossman,A.H., D'Augelli, A.R., & Dragowski, E.A. (2007). Caregiving and care receiving among older lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 18(3/4), 15-38.
- Grossman,A.H., & D'Augelli, A.R. (2007). Transgender youth and life-threatening behaviors. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior,37(5), 527-537.
- Grossman, A.H. (2008). The unique experiences of older gay and biseuxal men: Associations with health and well-being. In R.J. Wolitsky, R. Stall, R.O. Valdiserri (Eds.), Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States (pp. 303-326). New York: Oxford University Press.
- D'Augelli, A.R., Grossman, A.H., Starks, M.T. (2008). Gender atypicality and sexual orientation development among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: Prevalences, sex differences, and parental responses. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 12(1/2), 121-143.
- D'Augelli, A.R., Grossman, A.H., Starks, M.T. (2008). Families of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth: What do parents and siblings know and how do they react? Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 4(1), 95-115.
- Grossman, A.H., Haney, A.P., Edwards, P., Alessi, E.J., Ardon, M., & Howell, T.J. (2009). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth talk about experiencing and coping with school violence: A qualitative study. Journal of LGBT Youth, 6(1), 24-46.
- Grossman, A.H. (2009). Psychological and social risks associated with HIV/AIDS among gay and bisexual male youth in the United States. In M. Todman (Ed.), Self-regulation and social competence: Psychological studies in identity, achievement, and work-family dynamics (pp. 35-46). Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research.
- Grossman, A.H., Frank, J.A., & Freire, A. (2010). Sexual non-minority and sexual minority youth: Identity development, mental, health, and risky recreation sex behaviors. Annals of Leisure and Recreation Research, 5(1), 1-37,
- D'Augelli, A.R., Grossman, A.H., Starks, M.T., & Sinclair, K.T. (2010). Factors associated with parents' knowledge of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youths' sexual orientation. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 6(2), 178-198.
- Bauermeister, J.A., Johns, M.M., Sandfort, T.G.M., Eisenberg, A., Grossman, A.H., & D'Augelli, A.R. (2010). Relationship trajectories and psychology well-being among sexual minority youth. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 39(10). 1148-1163.
- Grossman, A.H., D'Augelli, A.R., & Frank, J.A. (2011). Aspects of psychological resilience among transgender youth. Journal of LGBT Youth, 8(2), 103-115.
- Grossman, A.H., Frank, J.A., & McCutcheon, M.J. (2013). Sexual orientation and aging in western society. In C.J. Patterson & A.R. D'Augelli (Eds.), Handbook of psychology and sexual orientation (pp. 132-148). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth (Graduate: 3 credits)
- Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Adults & Older Adults (Graduate: 3 credits)
- Sexual Identities Across The Lifespan (Undergraduate: 4 credits)
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People: Individual Study (Graduate: 2 or 3 credits)