Steff Du Bois (he/they) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He and his research lab - the Du Bois Health Psychology Lab (DBHP) - explore health broadly, and more specifically, they explore health in romantic relationships, health equity, health-related policy, and health research methodology, including conducting Community-Based Participatory Research. Populations of focus include LGBTQ+ individuals, racial and ethnic minority individuals, and those in long distance relationships. He has received multiple grants for his work, has over 30 peer reviewed publications, and over 50 conference presentations.
We recently received a grant from IIT to use community-based approaches to design and pilot test an app aiming to increase self-compassion among those who recently seroconverted to be living with HIV. We also are writing up analyses from recent projects we completed, including a CBPR study of African American individuals living with HIV and serious mental illness and a dyadic, longitudinal study of individuals in a long distance relationship.