Jacob Gordon is a doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. He got his BA in Psychology at the University of New Mexico and his MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, focusing in research methodology and policy.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico he began working and volunteering for LGBT organizations, engaging in community education and HIV testing programs. During and after his MSW program, he has engaged in research projects and publications ranging from smoking cessation to conducting focus groups with marginalized populations about health and coping in north St. Louis. He has also worked for several non-profits in St. Louis, assisting the introduction and advocating of LGBT non-discrimination policy in the state of Missouri.
His research interests include the sexual and mental health of LGBTQ individuals with a special interest in how sexual minority health is related to technology i.e. dating apps and LGBT social policy.