Jeremy Goldbach, PhD, an expert on LGBTQ mental health, has been installed as the inaugural Masters and Johnson Distinguished Professor in Sexual Health and Education.
An installation ceremony took place May 11 in Hillman Hall.
“Professor Goldbach has an outstanding record of scholarship and a passion for his research involving the relationship between minority stress in marginalized populations and behavioral health outcomes,” said Tonya Edmond, professor and interim co-dean of the Brown School. “I was so pleased when he accepted the opportunity to join us last fall at the Brown School.”
“I am honored to have installed Professor Goldbach in a professorship named in honor of Masters and Johnson, who did much of their groundbreaking research at our university,” said Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. “I have no doubt that he will continue their legacy in pursuing his work with LGBTQ young people.”
Goldbach’s installation address was titled “Let’s Talk About Sex (Because the Silence is Killing Us).”
Goldbach joined the Brown School in 2021 after nearly a decade with the University of Southern California. Goldbach completed both his master’s and doctoral degrees in social work at The University of Texas at Austin.
His work is primarily focused on measuring, understanding and intervening upon experiences of minority stress and discrimination among LGBTQ+ children and adolescents. Goldbach’s work in the area has been continuously funded since 2012 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and National Institute on Drug Abuse; the Department of Defense and through foundations.
Before returning for his doctoral education, Goldbach oversaw a large community-organizing project in Texas that funded 32 community coalitions to reduce substance misuse through environmental, policy-based strategy.