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Phillip W. Schnarrs, Ph.D.

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Phillip W. Schnarrs, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Community-Based Participatory Research in the Division Community Engagement and Health Equity, Department of Population Health at The University of Texas Dell Medical School. He received his Ph.D. in Health Behavior from Indiana University School of Public Health at Bloomington in 2012 with an emphasis in health equity and community-based participatory research, and was a 2017 – 2021 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Fellow with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where he gained additional training in community engaged research. He is a internationally recognized expert in LGBTQ+ health, specifically in the areas of sexual and mental health. As the Director of the Texas People-centered Research, Intervention Design, and Evaluation Collaborative, or The Texas PRIDE Health Collaborative, his work is focuses on using participatory research methods to understand the impact of stress over the live course on sexual and mental health of LGBTQ+ particularly in Southern United States and seeks to improve access and utilization of healthcare through developing patient-centered interventions that move healthcare out of the clinic an into the community. Dr. Schnarrs’ work has been published in a number of top tier academic journal including the American Journal of Public Health, LGBT Health, Journal of Affective Disorders, and Journal of Psychiatric Research and he has received funding to study HIV prevention, suicide prevention, and mental health from both private and public sources such as the Patience Centered Outcomes Research Institute, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration.

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