Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide among Sexual Minority Youth

Dr. Arnold H. Grossman, Professor of Applied Psychology

Department of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education,and Human Development
E-mail: arnold.grossman@nyu.edu
Phone: 212 998 5615

Dr. Grossman’s research focuses on the psychosocial and health aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adolescents, adults, and older adults; HIV/AIDS prevention education and health behaviors of LGBT youth and of youth living with HIV/AIDS; and people who experience oppression, stigmatization, marginalization and social exclusion. Grossman directs the LGBT youth, adult, and older adult lab in the Department of Applied Psychology.

Grossman is the Principal Investigator of a research study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (2011-2017): "Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide among Sexual Minority Youth." This five-year longitudinal research study is designed to follow a diverse sample of LGBT youth, ages 15-24, and to examine changes in constellations, magnitudes, 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. Stephen Russell, University of Texas at Austin, is the Co-Investigator; Emily Green, M.S.W., is the Project Coordinator.

Dr. Grossman earned his Ph.D. in Human Relations/Social Psychology from New York University. See Dr. Grossman’s full faculty page: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/appsych/faculty/Arnold_Grossman