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Brian A. Feinstein, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Brian A. Feinstein (he/him) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University in 2015 after completing an APA-accredited internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Then, he completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship (F32) at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University from 2015-2018. Following the completion of his postdoctoral fellowship, he served as a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University from 2018-2020. He joined the Department of Psychology at RFUMS in 2020. Dr. Feinstein is also involved in a number of professional activities including serving as an Associate Editor at Archives of Sexual Behavior and the Behavior Therapist. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois.

His research interests include:

  • Sexual and gender minority (SGM) health
  • Bisexuality and pansexuality
  • Stigma-related stress and coping
  • Mental health, substance use, sexual health, and relationship functioning in SGM populations
  • Developing and testing interventions to improve SGM health

Dr. Feinstein directs the Sexuality, Health, and Gender (SHaG) Lab at RFUMS. For updates on current and recent projects, you can visit the lab's website and Facebook page.

Connect with Dr. Feinstein on Twitter: @BFeinsteinPhD

Are You a Prospective Graduate Student?

Dr. Feinstein will NOT be accepting a student for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Current Students

  • Zig Hinds, B.S. (1st year, PhD program)
  • Isabel Benjamin, B.A. (2nd year, PhD program)
  • Kate Dorrell, B.S. (2nd year, PhD program)
  • Taylor Macaulay, M.S. (4th year, PhD program)
  • Sibel Sarac, M.S. (5th year, PhD program)

FUNDING AND Publications

Please see Dr. Feinstein’s CV for a complete list of his current/previous research funding and peer-reviewed publications.