John Pachankis, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology: Social & Behavioral Sciences | Pachankis Lab


John Pachankis studies the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. His research specifically seeks to identify the psychological and social contextual influences that might explain LGBT individuals’ disproportionate experiences with several adverse mental and physical health outcomes, like depression and substance abuse. He uses social epidemiological, psychological, and mixed methods approaches to conduct this research. Drawing on his background as a clinical psychologist, his ultimate goal is to translate the results of these studies into psychosocial interventions to improve the health of the LGBT community.

Education & Training

PhD State University of New York at Stony Brook (2008)
MA State University of New York at Stony Brook (2004)

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