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Evan Krueger, PhD, MSW, MPH
Areas of Expertise:
- PhD in Community Health Sciences University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health
- MSW from University of California Los Angeles
- MPH from University of Southern California
- BS in Neurobiology from University of Texas at Austin
- BS in Psychology from University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Evan Krueger is a population health scientist whose research addresses the social and interpersonal determinants of minority health, with a focus on understanding sexual and gender minority (SGM; e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) disparities in mental health and addiction. He is especially interested in the social environmental factors (e.g., stigma, discrimination, policies) that predispose SGM people to worse health than non-SGM people. Evan’s work takes an interdisciplinary collaborative approach, and he strives to conduct high-impact work with real-world applications for policy and intervention. Prior to joining the Tulane School of Social Work, Evan completed a postdoctoral fellowship in addiction science at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He completed his PhD at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and also holds MSW and MPH degrees from UCLA and USC, respectively.
2021 - 2023: Understanding the impact of cannabis marketing on cannabis use disparities among sexual and gender minority youth. California Bureau of Cannabis Control (RG-1603145394-175); Amount: $414,813; Role: Co-PI (with Ian Holloway, UCLA).
2018 - 2019: Understanding generational differences in mental health and substance use correlates of HIV screening and prevention using a nationally representative sample of men who have sex with men. UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (P30MH058107); Amount: $15,000; Role: PI.
Krueger, E.A., Barrington-Trimis, J.L., Unger, J.B., Leventhal. A.M. (in press). Sexual and gender minority young adult coping disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Adolescent Health.
Krueger, E.A., Westmoreland, D.A., Choi, S.K., Harper, G.W., Lightfoot, M., Hammack, P.L., Meyer, I.H. (in press). Mental health among Black and Latinx sexual minority adults leading up to and following the 2016 U.S. presidential election: Results from a natural experiment. LGBT Health.
Krueger, E.A., Braymiller, J.L., Barrington-Trimis, J.L., Cho, J., McConnell, R.S., Leventhal, A.M. (2020). Sexual minority disparities in tobacco product use across adolescence and the transition to young adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 217, 108298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108298.
Krueger, E.A., Fish, J.N., Upchurch, D.M. (2020). Sexual orientation disparities in substance use disorders: Investigating social stress mechanisms in a national sample. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 58(1), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2019.08.034.
Krueger, E.A., Upchurch, D.M. (2019). Are sociodemographic, lifestyle, and psychosocial characteristics associated with sexual orientation group differences in mental health disparities? Results from a national population-based study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 54(6), 755-770. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-018-1649-0.
Krueger, E.A., Meyer, I.H., Upchurch, D.M. (2018). Sexual orientation group differences in perceived stress and depressive symptoms among young adults in the United States. LGBT Health, 5(4), 242-249. https://doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2017.0228.
See publications in Dr. Krueger's CV or on his GoogleScholar page.