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Griffin Sexology Services

2043 Linden Street

United States
Delaware (DE)
Board Certified Diplomate
Certified Sexologist
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
New York University
Master of Public Health
Global Health Leadership
New York University
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science
University of St. Thomas
Google Scholar Page for Marybec Griffin
Ensuring survey research data integrity in the era of internet bots
Illicit drug use among rave attendees in a nationally representative sample of US high school seniors
Structural barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis use among young sexual minority men: the P18 cohort study
A comparison of self-reported sexual effects of alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy in a sample of young adult nightlife attendees
Dr. Griffin has an interdisciplinary program of research that broadly focuses on socio-cultural and political aspects that affect the decision to access healthcare. Her doctoral research was funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health. This research used a mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) design; she interviewed 40 young adult gay men (YAGM) between September - October 2015 and surveyed 800 YAGM between November 2015 - June 2016 to investigate trends related to healthcare access. This study conceptualizes healthcare access from the perspective of engagement with the healthcare system, access to care, and satisfaction with services.

These issues are considered through the lens of both syndemics theory and the Andersen Model of Healthcare Access to understand the bio-psycho-social perspective of the individual within the context of society. This research indicates that YAGM separate sexual healthcare from primary care due to myriad factors including: prior experiences of discrimination in a healthcare setting and media conditioning on the prioritization of sexual health services in the aftermath of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. YAGM’s primary healthcare access lags behind their access to sexual health services due to entrenched provider homophobia, experiences of discrimination in healthcare settings, and the perception of sexual healthcare as the paramount concern during the developmental period of young adulthood.

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