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Jeremy Goldbach

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Associate Professor of Social Work Department of Children Youth and Families

Dr. Goldbach focuses on the relationship between social stigma, stress, and health among minority populations.

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Rank:  Tenure Track Faculty
Department:  Children, Youth and Families
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Jeremy Goldbach

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Associate Professor of Social Work Department of Children Youth and Families

Dr. Goldbach focuses on the relationship between social stigma, stress, and health among minority populations.

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Biography

Jeremy Goldbach is Director of the Center for LGBT Health Equity and joined the faculty in 2012 after completing both his master's and doctoral degrees in social work at The University of Texas at Austin. His work at UT-Austin was funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, specializing in prevention science. His research is broadly focused on the relationship between social stigma, stress and health among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults. He currently holds funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD; 1R01MD012252), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Defense (DOD). Since joining the faculty, he has also been funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for psychometric instrument development (2014-17) The Trevor Project to explore pathways of suicidality among LGBTQ youth, the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Institute and through the Zumberge Small Grant Program. He served from 2014-2017 as a member-at-large for the Society for Social Work and Research and sits on the Council on Social Work Education’s Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression and the National Association of Social Workers’ National Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues. His practice background includes both clinical and community organizing. Before returning for his doctoral education, Goldbach oversaw a large community-organizing project in Texas that funded 32 community coalitions to reduce substance use concerns through environmental, policy-based strategy.

Education

The University of Texas at Austin

PhD 2012

The University of Texas at Austin

MSSW 2008

University of Rochester

BA 2004

Area of Expertise

  • Psychometrics
  • Health
  • Stress
  • Minority Health
  • Social Work
  • Social Work Education
  • Lgbt Issues
  • Stigma
  • Substance Abuse

Industry Experience

  • Social Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education/Learning
  • Research

Research Interest

  • Diversity/Cross Cultural
  • Substance Abuse

Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers - Member
  • Society for Social Work and Research - Member
  • Society for Prevention Research - Member
  • National Hispanic Science Network - Member
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (Texas), License #699 - Certification
  • Master of Social Work (Texas), License #52762

Accomplishments

USC Graduate Student Mentoring Award
2017
Sterling C. Franklin Distinguished Faculty Award
2016
Rainbow Alliance Social Work Caucus Faculty Recognition Award
2014
Journal of Social Work Practice and the Addictions Excellence in Dissertation Research (Honorable Mention)
2012
University of Texas at Austin Graduate Fellowship
2010-2011

Articles & Publications

Military sexual assault as a mediator of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression among lesbian, gay, and bisexual veterans | Journal of Traumatic Stress
*Lucas, C. L., Goldbach, J. T., Kintzle, S., & Castro, C. A.
Accepted *Denotes student

Homelessness, Mental Health and Suicidality among LGBTQ Youth accessing Crisis Services | Child Psychiatry & Human Development
Rhoades, H., Rusow, J.A., Bond, D., Lanteigne, A., Fulginiti, A., Goldbach, J.T.
In press

Understanding the profiles of bullies and bullying victims by sexual orientation | Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Goldbach, J. T., Raymond, H. F., & *Burgess, C. M.
1-19. doi: 10.1177/0886260517741623 2017 *Denotes student

Polyvictimization prevalence rates for sexual and gender minority adolescents: Breaking down the silos of victimization research | Psychology of Violence
Sterzing, P. R., *Gartner, R. E., Goldbach, J. T., McGeough, B. L., Ratliff, G. A., & Johnson, K. C.
Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/vio0000123 2017 *Denotes student

Challenging conventions of bullying thresholds: exploring differences between low and high levels of bully-only, victim-only, and bully-victim roles | Journal of youth and adolescence
Goldbach, J. T., Sterzing, P. R., & Stuart, M. J.
1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0775-4 2017

Criterion and Divergent Validity of the Sexual Minority Adolescent Stress Inventory (SMASI) | Frontiers in Psychology
Goldbach, J. T., Schrager, S. M., & Mamey, M. R.
8, 2057. 2017

Pathways to Male Transactional Sex in Mumbai, India | Journal of Homosexuality
Srivastava, A., & Goldbach, J.T.
doi:10.1080/00918369.2017.1398018 2017

A developmentally informed adaptation of minority stress for sexual minority adolescents | Journal of Adolescence
Goldbach, J. T., & *Gibbs, J. J.
55, 36-50 2017 *Denotes student

Bullying victimization trajectories for sexual minority youth: Stable victims, desisters, and late-onset victims | Journal of Research on Adolescence
Sterzing, P. R., *Gibbs, J., *Gartner, R. E., & Goldbach, J. T.
doi:10.1111/jora.12336 2017 *Denotes student

General and ethnic biased bullying among Latino students: Exploring risks of depression, suicidal ideation and substance use | Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Berger Cardoso, J., *Sklyk, H., Goldbach, J. T., Swank, P., & Zvolensky, M.
Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10903-017-0593-5 2017 *Denotes student

Sexual orientation, minority stress, social norms, and substance use among racially diverse adolescents | Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Mereish, E. H., Goldbach, J. T., *Burgess, C., & DiBello, A.
178, 49–56 2017 *Denotes student

Sexual orientation disparities in the use of emerging drugs | Substance Use & Misuse
Goldbach, J. T., Mereish, E., & *Burgess, C.
52, 265–271 2016 *Denotes student

Addressing gaps on risk and resilience factors for alcohol use outcomes in sexual and gender minority populations | Drug and Alcohol Review
Talley, A., Gilbert, P., Mitchell, J., Goldbach, J. T., Marshall, B., & Kaysen, D.
35, 484–493. doi:10.1111/dar.12387 2016

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members: Life after Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell | Current Psychiatry Reports
Goldbach, J. T., & Castro, C.
18, 56. doi:10.1007/s11920-016-0695-0 2016

Stress and multiple substance use behaviors among Hispanic adolescents | Prevention Science
Berger Cardoso, J., Goldbach, J. T., Cervantes, R. C., & Swank, P.
17, 208–217. doi:10.1007/s11121-015-0603-6 2016

The relation between stress and alcohol use among Hispanic adolescents | Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Goldbach, J. T., Berger Cardoso, J., Cervantes, R. C., & Duan, L.
29, 960–968. doi:10.1037/adb0000133 2015

Strategies employed by sexual minority adolescents to cope with minority stress | Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
Goldbach, J. T., & *Gibbs, J.
2, 297–306 2015 *Denotes student

The application of minority stress theory to marijuana use in sexual minority adolescents | Substance Use & Misuse
Goldbach, J. T., Schrager, S., *Dunlap, S., & Holloway, I.
50, 366–375. doi:10.3109/10826084.2014.980958 2015 *Denotes student

Traumatic experiences and drug use by LGB adolescents: A critical review of minority stress | Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Goldbach, J. T., Fisher, B., & *Dunlap, S.
15, 90–113 2015 *Denotes student

Access to mental health and substance abuse services by people living with HIV/AIDS: The case manager perspective | Health and Social Work
Orellana, E., Goldbach, J., Rountree, M., & *Bagwell, M.
40(2), e10–e14. doi:10.1093/hsw/hlv023 2015 *Denotes student

Cyberbullying perpetration and victimization among middle-school students | American Journal of Public Health
Rice, E., *Petering, R., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., Goldbach, J. T., Plant, A., … Kordic, T.
105(3), e66–e72. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302393 2015 *Denotes student

Religious conflict, sexual identity, and suicidal behaviors among sexual minority youth | Archives of Suicide Research
*Gibbs, J., & Goldbach, J. T.
19, 472–488. doi:10.1080/13811118.2015.1004476 2015 *Denotes student

Examining differences in culturally based stress among clinical and non-clinical Hispanic adolescents | Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Cervantes, R., Berger Cardoso, J., & Goldbach, J. T.
21, 458–467. doi:10.1037/a0037879 2015

Research Grants

A Longitudinal Investigation of Minority Stress in a Diverse National Sample of Sexual Minority Adolescents
National Institute on Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD; 1R01MD012252) $$2,399,998

Principal Investigator (Co-PI: Schrager). 2017-2022

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Leadership Education in Adolescent Health
Health Resources and Services Administration $$2,189,705

Core Faculty 2017–2022

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Talk 2UR Brain
Department of Defense $$502,201

Principal Investigator (U.S. Site PI; Tel Aviv PI: Hendler) 2017–2019

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Testing the feasibility for Longitudinal Data Collection in a Diverse National Sample of Sexual and Gender Minoirty Adolescents
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work $$34,600

Principal Investigator 2017-2018

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Substance Use and Technology: Testing an Innovative Method for YMSM Recruitment
National Institute on Drug Abuse (5R36DA041542) $$107,387

Faculty Advisor (PI: Gibbs) 2015–2018

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Improving Integration, Acceptance and Health among LGBT Service Members
Department of Defense $$1,894,846

Principal Investigator (Co-PIs: Castro, Holloway) 2015–2018

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Courses

Research Methods (SOWK 762)

Doctoral, University of Southern California

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Mental Health Evaluation (SOWK 625)

Master’s, University of Southern California

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Social Policy in the Health Care Sector (SOWK 636)

Master’s, University of Southern California

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Program Planning & Evaluation (SOWK 632)

Master’s, University of Southern California

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Research Methods (SOWK 562)

Master’s, University of Southern California

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Testimonials

Jane G. Clark, Director of Member Engagement

Jeremy is one of those rare people who have visionary skills. Professionally, this translates into an ability to create new opportunities for projects and agencies. He is able to see multiple possibilities, then chart a course of action to take the ideas into reality -- definitely the type of skill set that is useful in many ventures. In addition, his natural networking skills put people at ease in any working environment.