University of Southern California-PhD Program in School of Social Work; UC San Diego-BA 2001 Literature, Columbia University-MSW 2007 Social Work, and Mailman School of Public Health-MPH 2007 Public Health.


Ian’s research focuses on health, mental health and well-being among culturally diverse populations both domestically and internationally. For his doctoral dissertation, he will examine the influence of social networks and contextual influences on substance use and sexual risk behavior among young men who have sex with men.

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