Last updated on: 2/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Brian S. Mustanski, PhD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Our study helps to establish that genes play an important role in determining whether a man is gay or heterosexual.”

“A Genomewide Scan of Male Sexual Orientation,” Human Genetics, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ad hoc reviewer of the journals American Journal of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience, Journal of Sex Research, Human Biology, and Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Associate Editor, Sexual and Relationship Therapy
  • Member, American Psychological Association Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology
  • Member, International Academy of Sex Researchers
  • Member, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2001-2004
Education:
  • PhD, Psychology (with graduate minor in Behavioral Genetics), Indiana University, 2004
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is There a Gay Gene?