Psychology Night Research Posters and Presentations


Jennifer Holtz

Faculty Sponsor, if applicable

Dr. Trina Davis Dee

Project Abstract

Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Well-being is a research institute consisting of three programs: CONNECT, EDIT, and IMPACT. We interned on two teams FAB 400 and EDIT. FAB 400, a part of IMPACT, is a longitudinal research study focused on young LGBTQ+ people who were assigned female at birth. Participants come in for interviews every six months with topics including health, intimate partner relationships, and personal experiences. The research is focused on intimate partner violence in youth LGBTQ+ relationships and the accompanying protective factors and help-seeking behaviors. Additionally, EDIT conducts secondary data analysis using large nationally representative samples. This work includes looking at health disparities among various LGBTQ+ populations. During the internship cutting edge research was conducted on the emerging field of asexuality health.

Type of Research

Human Services Concentration


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Presentation Year

May 2019