Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
Associate Director for Academic Affairs
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- MPH, Health and Social Behavior, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (2016)
- PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan (2010)
- BA, Psychology and English, University of California, Los Angeles (2005)
- Adolescent and young adult health
- Gender and sexual orientation
- Community-based participatory research approaches
- Positive youth development
- Health disparities in eating disorders and substance use
Dr. Jerel Calzo (he/him) is a Professor in the Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. He is a developmental psychologist and social epidemiologist whose research delineates the developmental course of health disparities connected to gender, sexual orientation, and other social determinants of health (e.g., housing), and identifies mechanisms that interventionists can leverage in strategic contexts to promote health and positive social development among adolescents and young adults. Prior to coming to SDSU, Dr. Calzo was a Research Scientist in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School, where he retains a Lecturer appointment. Dr. Calzo’s research focuses on three distinct yet often overlapping lines of research: (1) determinants of health disparities in adolescent and young adult disordered eating and substance use; (2) promoting health and positive social development among LGBTQ+ youth; (3) the promotion of sanitation justice (i.e., access to safe, clean, public restrooms). Dr. Calzo is a Core Investigator with the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health where he directs the Action Research on Community Health Equity and Stigma (ARCHES) Lab (https://arches.sdsu.edu/)— a research group and training space for community-based participatory research and public health practice focused on social justice and addressing issues of health inequity.
- For an up to date publications list see Google Scholar.