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NIH Career Development Award (K08) to Facilitate Innovative Youth Intervention Program for Researchers at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion

Published: 04-04-2018

Dr. Brian Feinstein, of the Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (iSGMH) and affiliated faculty at CSHP, has received a prestigious Career Development Award (K08) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Drs. Brian Dodge and Brian Mustanski will serve as his scientific mentors.

CSHP Doctoral Student Ashley Townes Receives Scholarship from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and Research Grant from The Patty Brisben Foundation

Published: 03-24-2018

Ashley Townes has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Bill T. Jones Scholarship to be awarded at the AASECT Annual Conference in Denver in June 2018, as well as a grant from The Patty Brisben Foundation

CSHP Bisexual Health Initiative Partners with Bisexual Resource Center to Highlight Bisexual Health Awareness Month 2018!

Published: 03-16-2018

The Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health (BiRCH) is partnering with the Bisexual Resource Center on an exciting media campaign for Bisexual Health Awareness Month 2018.

NIH Awards Grant to Study Health and Identity among Bisexual Men

Published: 10-01-2017

Brian Dodge of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion, in collaboration with Wendy Bostwick at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing, has received a two-year $453,000 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD) to examine daily-level minority stressors among racially diverse bisexual men, and how these impact their identity- and health-related experiences.

Center for Sexual Health Promotion Welcomes New Public Health Graduate Students!

Published: 08-21-2017

Students interested in working as research assistants on sexual health research projects can contact us at

CSHP faculty members’ paper on sexual diversity published in PLOS One

Published: 08-19-2017

Dr. Debby Herbenick and colleagues at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and the Center for Sexual Health Promotion have published a new U.S. nationally representative study of sexual behavior, the first of its kind to capture a wide range of diverse sexual behaviors not previously examined in the general population. 

Center for Sexual Health Promotion Receives NIH Award to Examine Impact of Structural Stigma on HIV Risk and Prevention

Published: 08-19-2017

Drs. Dodge and Herbenick, in collaboration with Dr. Mark Hatzenbuehler at Columbia University, have received a five-year $3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to examine the impact of structural stigma on HIV risk and prevention outcomes among a nationally representative probability cohort of adults across the United States.

In Honor of Dr. Judith Bradford: Special Issue on Bisexual Health Research

Published: 02-15-2017

The Center for Sexual Health Promotion honors the life and legacy of Dr. Judith Bradford with a special issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior, focusing on bisexual health research.

Dr. Dodge Returns to Washington to Speak at the White House Bisexual Community Briefing 2016!

Published: 09-28-2016

On September 26, 2016, Dr. Brian Dodge was proud to join with more than 100+ scientists, federal agents, and advocates from the bisexual community for a very special event at the White House in Washington, D.C. The Bisexual Community Briefing was hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement to highlight the challenges ahead in the bisexual community, specifically related to disproportionate risks of mental and physical health concerns, poverty, addiction, and violence – and the need for fully inclusive federal non-discrimination protections.

CSHP celebrated 10th anniversary with a visit from Dr. Ruth!

Published: 09-16-2016

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Dr. Debby Herbenick interviewed Dr. Ruth Westheimer on the Buskirk-Chumley Theater’s stage and discussed Westheimer’s decades of experience as a sex educator.

The IU-Prism Partnership for Health Equity, an Academic-Community Collaboration Aimed at Improving Health among Indiana's Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Published: 09-05-2016

Drs. Dodge and Herbenick have launched a new academic-community collaboration, the IU-Prism Partnership for Health Equity, recently formalized through a grant awarded to CSHP and the Bloomington PRIDE Prism Youth Community. The partners will conduct a capacity building evaluation, with the goals of helping to create safe and supportive environments for overall health and well-being among sexual and gender minority youth in Indiana and beyond.

CSHP Welcomes Dr. Heather Eastman-Mueller in Effort to Advance Sexual Health on the Indiana University Campus and Beyond

Published: 08-23-2016

Center for Sexual Health Promtion is pleased to announce Dr. Heather Eastman-Mueller joining our team in an innovative academic specialist position, jointly appointed at the CSHP and the IU Health Center,

CSHP Congratulates Dr. Jessamyn Bowling on Her Appointment to the University of North Carolina

Published: 08-22-2016

Center for Sexual Health Promoton faculty and students celebrate the return of newly conferred Dr. Jessamyn Bowling to her home state of North Carolina, as she continues to soar onward and upward with her career in sexual health.

CSHP Alumnus Dr. Randolph Hubach Awarded Prestigious Grant to Study HIV and Sexual Health in Rural America

Published: 08-08-2016

Center for Sexual Health Promotion doctoral alumnus, and core faculty partner, Dr. Randolph Hubach of Oklahoma State University has been awarded $86,000 in competitive research funding for a groundbreaking study of the HIV care continuum in rural, underserved areas of the United States.

Dr. Brian Dodge Participates in Historic White House Bisexual Community Policy Briefing in Washington, D.C.!

Published: 09-23-2015

CSHP co-director Dr. Brian Dodge was invited to participate in a historic event in Washington, D.C., the first ever White House Bisexual Community Policy Briefing on September 21, 2015.

Dr. Wendy Bostwick to Discuss Research on Bisexual Women and Mental Health for CSHP's Bloomington Sex Salon and Bisexual Health @ IU Seminar Series on October 5, 2015!

Published: 09-09-2015

Dr. Wendy Bostwick, co-director of the Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health (BIRCH) initiative and associate professor at Northern Illinois University, will share highlights from her research trajectory focused on bisexual women, with an emphasis on mental health.

CSHP Research Assistant Call Out – Fall 2015

Published: 08-14-2015

We are seeking creative, curious, and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience with a wide range of ongoing and future sexual health research projects.

CSHP Doctoral Student Kathryn Barnhart Defends Dissertation, Accepts Faculty Position in New Public Health Program

Published: 06-01-2015

Dr. Kathryn Barnhart has successfully defended her dissertation, "Exploring Individual and Interpersonal Characteristics of Substance Use and Sexual Health Behaviors Among Women Who Inject Drugs," in early May and is now on her way to an exciting faculty position in the new public health program at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Jane Fu Joins the Center for Sexual Health Promotion as Postdoctoral Fellow in Summer 2015!

Published: 04-14-2015

Following a national search, Dr. Jane Fu of the University of Washington has been selected as postdoctoral research fellow in biostatistics and sexual health at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion.

Dr. Brian Dodge to Address Bisexual Health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Published: 04-04-2015

The overview of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion's ongoing research on bisexuality and health will take place from 12:15-1:15 pm on April 7, 2015, on the Bloomberg campus in Baltimore.

Indiana's First Certified Sex Therapist Graces the Bloomington Sex Salon!

Published: 02-26-2015

Dr. Debby Herbenick carried on a colorful conversation with Patricia Stowers, M.S. - the first certified sex therapist in the state of Indiana - about her decades of life filled with sexual pleasures, difficulties, and helping others feel better in sex therapy.

U.S.-India Partnership for Sexual Health Promotion Members Convened at the Indiana University Gateway Office in Delhi, India!

Published: 02-22-2015

Center for Sexual Health Promotion delegates Drs. Brian Dodge, Swagata Banik, and Jessamyn Bowling met with academic and community partners from The Humsafar Trust at the new at the Indiana University Gateway Office in Gurgaon (a suburb of Delhi), India, in December 2014!

Center for Sexual Health Promotion Alum Dr. Erika Collazo Successfully Defends Her Dissertation @ Indiana University

Published: 02-10-2015

Erika Collazo, Ph.D, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at James Madison University, returned to Indiana University on January 23, 2015. She defended her significant and highly innovative dissertation, "Healthcare Service Access, Sexual Aggression Experiences and HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Puerto Rican Female Intravenous Drug Users."

Center for Sexual Health Promotion faculty members serve as co-producers for Sundance documentary

Published: 02-09-2015

Center for Sexual Health Promotion faculty members Drs. Debby Herbenick and Bryant Paul showcase their diverse talents by co-producing a unique Sundance film documentary!

Dr. Miguel Muñoz-Laboy to Kick Off Inaugural Bisexual Health @ IU Seminar Series, Center for Sexual Health Promotion Supports Partners in Endorsing Bisexual Health Awareness Month!

Published: 02-06-2015

Dr. Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, Associate Professor at the Temple University School of Social Work, will visit Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington to share an overview from a decade of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research on sexual health among bisexual Latino men. This lecture will be the first in a series of ongoing seminars focused broadly on bisexual health research, education, and practice and will be held in recognition of Bisexual Health Awareness Month 2015 at Indiana University-Bloomington.

The Center for Sexual Health Promotion is launching a campus-wide survey at Indiana University

Published: 02-05-2015

The Center for Sexual Health and Promotion at Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington has initiated a Campus Sexual Health Survey that targets the nearly 38,000 undergraduate students on the Indiana University flagship campus in Bloomington.

Center for Sexual Health Promotion faculty selected for top HIV intervention research program at Columbia University, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health

Published: 11-10-2014

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is continuing its historical role as a highly-regarded hub for social and behavioral science research on human sexuality and HIV/AIDS. Dr. LaDonna BlueEye and Dr. Brian Dodge, both of the Department of Applied Health Science, have been selected as fellow and mentor in the HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Underrepresented New Investigators (HISTP) at Columbia University.

Presentation by Dr. Mark Hatzenbuehler: Structural Stigma and Health Disparities among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals

Published: 02-18-2014

Sponsored by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, feature speaker Mark Hatzenbuehler Ph.D., from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, explores Structural Stigma and Health Disparities among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals.

A review of Dr. Herbenick's Bloomington Sex Salon

Published: 12-04-2013

Dr. Herbenick takes a moment to talk about the Bloomington Sex Salon sponsored by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion.

New study on attitudes towards bisexuality

Published: 11-23-2013

Recent research conducted by researchers at the Center for Sexual Promotion at Indiana University in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh highlight highlight that considerable gender, racial, and sexual differences exist in attitudes towards bisexuality.

Dr. Brian Dodge promoted to associate editor of Archives of Sexual Behavior

Published: 07-25-2013

Dr. Brian Dodge, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, was recently promoted to the position of associate editor of Archives of Sexual Behavior.  His work for the journal will help to facilitate the peer-review process on the journal's growing number of manuscript submissions on the sexual health of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.