Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
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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/his) is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. He is a developmental psychologist with postdoctoral training in social epidemiology. Prior to coming to SDSU, Dr. Calzo was an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School, and a Research Scientist in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Calzo’s research focuses on adolescent and young adult health, gender, sexual orientation, and community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches. His current research interests include partnering with school and community-based programs to develop evidence-based practices to support positive youth development and resilience among LGBTQIA+ youth, and using survey and mixed method research designs to examine and address health inequities among LGBTQIA+ populations, particularly in the areas of eating disorders and substance use. Dr. Calzo is a Core Investigator with the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health where he leads the Action Research on Community Health Equity and Stigma (ARCHES) Lab — a research group and training space for CBPR and public health practice focused on social justice and addressing issues of health inequity.
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