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Michigan: Dr. Gary Harper Appointed to Michigan Board of Psychology

Dr. Gary Harper, professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was recently appointed a 3-year term to the Michigan Board of Psychology by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 

The Board is part of the State of Michigan’s Public Health Code, aiming to promote and protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare related to mental health. Dr. Harper’s research and community work focuses on the mental health and sexual health needs of adolescents and young adults who experience varying degrees of oppression and marginalization, especially Black gay/bisexual young men, transgender and non-binary youth, and youth living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

For more than 25 years, Dr. Harper has worked collaboratively with community agencies and community members to develop and evaluate a range of culturally and developmentally appropriate mental health, sexual health, and HIV prevention programs for youth — working domestically in large urban cities and globally in Botswana, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, and Zambia.

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