Michael Marshal, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Major Lectureships and Seminars

  •  “Taking Stock of an Emerging Literature: Mental Health Disparities among LGBTQ Youth and Their Implications for Healthcare Providers,” invited talk, Transforming Care: Midwest Conference on LGBTQ Health Equity and HIV/AIDS, Columbus, Ohio, October 2016

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Psychological Association
  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Society for Research in Child Development

Education & Training

  • BA: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Los Angeles, CA
  • MA: Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
  • PhD: Arizona State University Tempe, AZ

Research Interests

Michael Marshal’s primary research goals are to identify risk and protective factors for mental health problems among sexual and gender minority youth to inform and develop prevention and intervention programs. He is the PI on several studies funded by the NIH that examine longitudinal trajectories of substance use and associated mental health problems over time among sexual and gender minority youth (e.g., DA034619 and DA037958). Both of those studies either directly or indirectly have used the division’s Oakland clinic as a sampling venue. One study examines stress-reactivity and long-term substance-use outcomes among heterosexual and sexual minority young women. Preliminary findings have been presented at national adolescent-focused conferences. The other study examines substance use and mental health disparities among gender minority youth, as well as outcomes over time. Marshal is the PI on a secondary data-analysis grant focused on examining trajectories of substance-use disparities over time among sexual minority females (DA030385). Marshal is a co-investigator or consultant on several other studies that examine mental health and wellness among these vulnerable and marginalized populations.