John Pachankis, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology | Pachankis Lab | Social & Behavioral Sciences

Faculty Research


John Pachankis studies the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. His research specifically seeks to identify the psychological and social contextual influences that might explain LGBT individuals’ disproportionate experiences with several adverse mental and physical health outcomes, like depression and substance abuse. He uses social epidemiological, psychological, and mixed methods approaches to conduct this research. Drawing on his background as a clinical psychologist, his ultimate goal is to translate the results of these studies into psychosocial interventions to improve the health of the LGBT community. You can learn more about his research at

Education & Training

PhD State University of New York at Stony Brook (2008)
MA State University of New York at Stony Brook (2004)
Predoctoral fellow McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School

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Contact Info

John Pachankis, PhD
Lab Location
220 East 23rd Street

New York, NY 10010
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Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 316

New Haven, CT 06510
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