Michael Marshal, PhD

Michael Marshal, PhD

Michael Marshal, PhD

Dr. Marshal was appointed to the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2005 after completing the Department of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Internship Program and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department’s federally funded Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program. His academic work has focused on describing and understanding mental health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.

Dr. Marshal is the Principal Investigator for two R01 grants funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which are focused on trajectories of substance use and comorbid mental health problems among teenagers and young adults. He is also a Co – Investigator of two other NIH-funded studies, which focus on (A) puberty and threat/reward processing in the trajectory from anxiety to depression, and (B) the association between obesity and risky sexual behaviors in teenagers.

In addition to publishing numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Marshal’s research has been presented at 48 scientific meetings throughout the United States as well as in Austria, Canada, and Mexico.  As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Marshal helped establish clinical services for LGBT youth at WPIC and in the Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Presentation: Taking Stock of an Emerging Literature: Mental Health Disparities Among LGBTQ Youth
Day: Thursday
Time: Breakout Session 1
Where: Conference Theatre


1. To provide an overview of the health sciences published literature documenting LGBTQ youth mental health disparities.
2. To describe the primary driving mechanisms of risk for disparities, and long-term mental health outcomes among LGBTQ youth.
3. To discuss new directions in LGBTQ youth research and implications for researchers and clinicians.

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