Jeremy Goldbach, PhD

TitleSenior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty, Associate Professor of Social Work, Department of Children, Youth and Families
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSocial Work
Phone+1 213 821 6460
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    Journal of Social Work Practice and the Addictions2012Excellence in Dissertation Research (honorable mention)
    University of Texas at Austin2010  - 2011Graduate Fellowship
    University of Texas2010Services for Students with Disabilities Award
    National Institute on Drug Abuse2010Early Career Preventionists Network Society for Prevention Research Travel Stipend
    University of Texas at Austin2010Michael H. Granof Outstanding Graduate Student Award
    University of Texas at Austin2010George H. Mitchell Excellence in Graduate Research Award

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    JEREMY GOLDBACH joined the USC School of Social Work in 2012 after completing both his master's and doctoral degrees in social work at The University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation, “Toward the prevention of high risk behavior in sexual minority adolescents,” explored the relationship between minority stress and marijuana use by lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents. His work at UT-Austin was funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), specializing in prevention science.

    Dr. Goldbach’s research interest involves understanding the relationship between minority stress and behavioral health outcomes, with a special focus on the experiences of sexual/gender minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender; LGBT) and ethnic minority youth. Dr. Goldbach holds funding from the National Institutes on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), has received funding through the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to pilot an intervention for Latino youth and families and has received funding through the Zumberge Small Grant Program to explore stress and behavioral health outcomes in a qualitative sample of racially and ethnically diverse LGBT adolescents. Lastly, Dr. Goldbach serves as project evaluator with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) HIV/AIDS Spectrum: Mental Health Training and Education of Social Workers Project.

    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. His teaching interests include direct social work practice, human behavior, and research with vulnerable populations.

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    A longitudinal investigation of minority stress in a diverse national sample of sexual minority adolescents
    NIH/NIMHD R01MD012252Sep 25, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Measuring Stress Among Diverse Adolescents
    NIH/NICHD R21HD082813Sep 25, 2014 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Mereish EH, Sheskier M, Hawthorne DJ, Goldbach JT. Sexual orientation disparities in mental health and substance use among Black American young people in the USA: effects of cyber and bias-based victimisation. Cult Health Sex. 2019 Jan 02; 1-14. PMID: 30601086.
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    2. Goldbach JT, Rhoades H, Green D, Fulginiti A, Marshal MP. Is There a Need for LGBT-Specific Suicide Crisis Services? Crisis. 2018 Aug 15; 1-6. PMID: 30109965.
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    3. Lucas CL, Goldbach JT, Mamey MR, Kintzle S, Castro CA. Military Sexual Assault as a Mediator of the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2018 Aug 07. PMID: 30088291.
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    4. Green DC, Goldbach JT, Raymond HF. Age Cohort and Health Service Utilization Among Gay Men. Am J Mens Health. 2018 May 01; 1557988318774994. PMID: 29790407.
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    5. Schrager SM, Goldbach JT, Mamey MR. Development of the Sexual Minority Adolescent Stress Inventory. Front Psychol. 2018; 9:319. PMID: 29599737.
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    6. Rhoades H, Rusow JA, Bond D, Lanteigne A, Fulginiti A, Goldbach JT. Homelessness, Mental Health and Suicidality Among LGBTQ Youth Accessing Crisis Services. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2018 Jan 10. PMID: 29322361.
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    7. Goldbach JT, Schrager SM, Mamey MR. Criterion and Divergent Validity of the Sexual Minority Adolescent Stress Inventory. Front Psychol. 2017; 8:2057. PMID: 29234292.
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    8. Goldbach JT, Raymond HF, Burgess CM. Patterns of Bullying Behavior by Sexual Orientation. J Interpers Violence. 2017 Nov 01; 886260517741623. PMID: 29294981.
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    9. Goldbach JT, Sterzing PR, Stuart MJ. Challenging Conventions of Bullying Thresholds: Exploring Differences between Low and High Levels of Bully-Only, Victim-Only, and Bully-Victim Roles. J Youth Adolesc. 2018 03; 47(3):586-600. PMID: 29052118.
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    10. Sterzing PR, Gibbs JJ, Gartner RE, Goldbach JT. Bullying Victimization Trajectories for Sexual Minority Adolescents: Stable Victims, Desisters, and Late-Onset Victims. J Res Adolesc. 2017 Aug 12. PMID: 28801945.
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    11. Mereish EH, Goldbach JT, Burgess C, DiBello AM. Sexual orientation, minority stress, social norms, and substance use among racially diverse adolescents. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 09 01; 178:49-56. PMID: 28641130.
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    12. Cardoso JB, Szlyk HS, Goldbach J, Swank P, Zvolensky MJ. General and Ethnic-Biased Bullying Among Latino Students: Exploring Risks of Depression, Suicidal Ideation, and Substance Use. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 May 10. PMID: 28493116.
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    13. Goldbach JT, Gibbs JJ. A developmentally informed adaptation of minority stress for sexual minority adolescents. J Adolesc. 2017 Feb; 55:36-50. PMID: 28033502.
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    14. Goldbach JT, Mereish EH, Burgess C. Sexual Orientation Disparities in the Use of Emerging Drugs. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Jan 28; 52(2):265-271. PMID: 27759480.
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    15. Goldbach JT, Castro CA. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Service Members: Life After Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2016 Jun; 18(6):56. PMID: 27086317.
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    16. Talley AE, Gilbert PA, Mitchell J, Goldbach J, Marshall BD, Kaysen D. Addressing gaps on risk and resilience factors for alcohol use outcomes in sexual and gender minority populations. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2016 07; 35(4):484-93. PMID: 27072658; PMCID: PMC4930390 [Available on 07/01/17].
    17. Cardoso JB, Goldbach JT, Cervantes RC, Swank P. Stress and Multiple Substance Use Behaviors Among Hispanic Adolescents. Prev Sci. 2016 Feb; 17(2):208-17. PMID: 26319617; PMCID: PMC4928676.
    18. Goldbach JT, Berger Cardoso J, Cervantes RC, Duan L. The relation between stress and alcohol use among Hispanic adolescents. Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Dec; 29(4):960-8. PMID: 26551265; PMCID: PMC4701595.
    19. Gibbs JJ, Goldbach J. Religious Conflict, Sexual Identity, and Suicidal Behaviors among LGBT Young Adults. Arch Suicide Res. 2015; 19(4):472-88. PMID: 25763926; PMCID: PMC4706071.
    20. Rice E, Petering R, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Goldbach J, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. Cyberbullying perpetration and victimization among middle-school students. Am J Public Health. 2015 Mar; 105(3):e66-72. PMID: 25602905.
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    21. Goldbach JT, Schrager SM, Dunlap SL, Holloway IW. The application of minority stress theory to marijuana use among sexual minority adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2015 Feb; 50(3):366-75. PMID: 25493644.
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    22. Cervantes RC, Cardoso JB, Goldbach JT. Examining differences in culturally based stress among clinical and nonclinical Hispanic adolescents. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2015 Jul; 21(3):458-67. PMID: 25364836; PMCID: PMC4417656.
    23. Holleran Steiker LK, Hopson LM, Goldbach JT, Robinson C. Evidence for Site-Specific, Systematic Adaptation of Substance Prevention Curriculum With High Risk Youth in Community and Alternative School Settings. J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse. 2014 Sep 01; 23(5):307-317. PMID: 25221419.
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    24. Cervantes RC, Goldbach JT, Varela A, Santisteban DA. Self-harm among Hispanic adolescents: investigating the role of culture-related stressors. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Nov; 55(5):633-9. PMID: 25085649; PMCID: PMC4209332.
    25. Goldbach JT, Tanner-Smith EE, Bagwell M, Dunlap S. Minority stress and substance use in sexual minority adolescents: a meta-analysis. Prev Sci. 2014 Jun; 15(3):350-63. PMID: 23605479.
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    26. Cervantes R, Goldbach J, Santos SM. Familia adelante: a multi-risk prevention intervention for Latino families. J Prim Prev. 2011 Aug; 32(3-4):225-34. PMID: 21822979.
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