Dr Jerel Calzo from the Project for Sanitation Justice

Jerel Calzo (he/him) is a developmental psychologist and social epidemiologist. His 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.