Devin English is committed to reducing health inequities through understanding, combatting, and preventing racism, heterosexism, and other forms of identity-based violence.
English’s research has focused on the harmful health effects of discrimination within Black communities in the U.S. English’s current research aims to promote the health and well-being of Black LGBTQ youth communities through understanding and confronting the intersection of racism and heterosexism. English is examining the biological, psychological, and social effects of daily intersectional discrimination among young Black sexual minority men as part of a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. As a part of this project, 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). English also is contributing to policy-focused research through a collaboration with the Health Data for New York City initiative, an interdisciplinary health equity research program at the New York City Department of Health.
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.
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