Journal Articles

Shakoon-Sparling, S, Lachowsky, N., Sang, J., Moore, D., Hart, T., Grace, D., Grey, C., Daroya, E., Cox, J, Brennan D.J., Berlin, G., Novick, J., Adam, B., Syed, N., Kiffer, C. (2022). The Relevance of Communal Altruism for Sexual Minority Men in Contemporary Contexts. Journal of Community Psychology.

Turpin, A., Brennan, D.J., Charest, M., Griffiths, D. (2022) Exploring Inter- and Intra- Organizational Dynamics Supporting Task-shifting Opportunities in Community-based AIDS Service Organizations. Health & Social Care in the Community, 00, 1-11.

O’Leary, B., Brennan D.J., Ashcroft, R., Carusone, S., Strike, C. (2022). A structuration theory guided analysis of the hospitalization experience for people living with HIV who use drugs: My rules and their rules. International Journal of Drug Policy.

Brennan, D. J., Charest, M., Turpin, A., Griffiths, D., Adam, B., Maxwell, J., McCrady, M., & Ahmed, R. (2022) “It’s a win for the clinic, it’s a win for the frontline, but, most importantly, it’s a win for the client.”: Task shifting HIV prevention services from clinicians to community health workers in Ontario, Canada. Sexuality Research and Social Policy

Armstrong, J., Brennan, D.J., Collict, D., Kesler, M., Bekele, T., Souleymanov, R., Grace, D., Lachowsky, N.J., Hart, T.A., and Adam, B.D. A mixed methods investigation of the relationship between blood donor policy, interest in donation, and willingness to donate among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Ontario, Canada. BMC Public Health 22, 849 (2022).

Souleymanov, R., Star, J., McLeod, A., Amjad, S., Moore, S., Campbell, C., Lorway, R., Payne, M., Ringaert, L., Larcombe, L., Restall, G., Migliardi, P., Magwood, B., Lachowsky, N.J., Brennan, D.J., & Sharma, U. N. (2022). Relationship between sociodemographics, healthcare providers’ competence and healthcare access among Two-Spirit, gay, bisexual, queer and other men who have sex with men in Manitoba: Results from a community-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 12(1), e054596.  (2022).

James, J., Brennan, D.J., Peck, R., Nussbaum, N. (2022). Family nonsupport of young trans people, experiences of legal problems, and access to the legal system. Journal of LGBT Youth,1-17.

Mendez-Lopez, A., Hickson, F., Jansen, K., Lachowsky, N., Burns, F., Folch, C., Brennan, D.J. & Schmidt, A. J. (2022). What is the empirical basis for converting banded ordinal data on numbers of sex partners among MSM into a continuous scale level variable? A secondary analysis of 13 surveys across 17 countries. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 22(1), 1-7.

Shakoon-Sparling, S., Cox, J., Lachowsky, N.J., Kirshbaum, A., Berlin, G., Gaspar, M., Adam, B., Brennan, D.J., … & Hart, T. A. (2021). Minority Stressors and Connectedness among Urban Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men. Psychology of Men and Masculinities, 23(2), 245-256.

Brennan, D.J., Kesler, M., Lachowsky, N.J., Davies, A.W., Georgievski, G., Adam, B.D., Collict, D., Hart, T.A., Salway, T. & Griffiths, D. (2021). Sociodemographic and psychological predictors of seeking health information online among GB2M in Ontario: Findings from the #iCruise project. International Journal of Sexual Health. Article. Advance online publication.

Brennan, D.J., Jackson, R., Georgievski, G, Zoccole, A., Nobis, T. (2021). An Introduction to the 2SHAWLS Article Collection. Journal of Indigenous HIV Research,  12(1), 3-4.

Brennan, D.J., Georgievski, G., Jackson, R., Brett, C., Nobis, T., Zoccole, A. (2021). Resilience among two-spirit males who have been living with HIV long term: Findings from a scoping study. Journal of Indigenous HIV Research, 12(1), 5-28.

Brennan, D.J., Jackson, R., Georgievski, G, Zoccole, A., Nobis, T. (2021). Lessons learned in creating change together in two-spirit research: An example from the Two-Spirit HIV/AIDS Wellness and Longevity Study (2SHAWLS). Journal of Indigenous HIV Research, 12(1), 29-45.

Jackson, R., Brennan, D.J., Georgievski, G., Zoccole, A. Nobis, T. (2021). “Our gifts are the same”: Resilient journeys of long term HIV-positive two-spirit men in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Indigenous HIV Research, 12(1), 46-64.

Colyer, S., Lachowsky, N. J., Schmidt, A. J., Adam, B. D., Paquette, D., Hart, T. A., Brennan, D.J. & Kroch, A. E. (2021). Measures of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Uptake Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Canada and Demographic Disparities Among Those at Elevated Likelihood for HIVAcquisition. AIDS and Behavior, 1-13.

Gaspar, M., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Adam, B., Brennan, D.J., Lachowsky, N., Cox, J., Moore, D., Hart, T., Grace, D. (2021). ‘You’re gay, it’s just what happens’: Sexual Minority Men Recounting Experiences of Unwanted Sex in the Era of #MeToo. Journal of Sexual Research.

Lachowsky, N. J., Brennan, D. J., Berlin, G. W., Souleymanov, R., Georgievski, G., & Kesler, M. (2021). A mixed method analysis of differential reasons for condom use and non-use among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 2021 Apr 29; 30(1):65-77.

Grace, D., Gaspar, M., Klassen, B., Lessard, D., Anand, P., Brennan, D. J., … & Hart, T. A. (2021). Stepping Stones or Second Class Donors?: a qualitative analysis of gay, bisexual, and queer men’s perspectives on plasma donation policy in Canada. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1-11.

Souleymanov, R., Brennan, D. J., Logie, C., Allman D., Craig, S. L., & Halkitis, P. N. (2021). Party-N-Play and Online Information and Communication Technologies: A Socio-Linguistic Perspective. Sexualities, 24(3), 388-408.

Gaspar, M., Marshall, Z., Adam, B.D., Brennan, D.J., Cox, J., Lachowsky, N., Lambert, G., Moore, D., Hart, T.A., Grace, D. (2021). I was just doing what a normal gay man would do, right?: The Biopolitics of Substance Use Stigma and the Mental Health of Sexual Minority Men. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine.https://doi.og/10.1177/1363459321996753

Gasper, M., Marshall, Z., Rodrigues, R., Adam, B. D., Brennan, D. J., Hart, T. A.,  Grace, D., (2021): Mental health and structural harm: a qualitative study of sexual minority men’s experiences of mental healthcare in Toronto, Canada, Culture, Health & Sexuality. 1-17. doi:

Salway, T., Gesink, D., Ferlatte, O., Rich, A. J., Rhodes, A. E., Brennan, D. J., Gilbert,  M. (2021). Age, period, and cohort patterns in the epidemiology of suicide attempts among sexual minorities in the United States and Canada: Detection of a second peak in middle adulthood. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 56(2).

Noor, S. W., Sutherland, J. E., Vernon, J. R., Adam, B. D., Brennan, D. J., & Hart, T. A. (2020). Measuring Adverse Childhood Experiences: Comparing Individual, Composite, Score-based and Latent Profile-based Scoring Schemas Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49, 1741-1754.

Souleymanov, R., Brennan, D. J., Logie, C. H., Allman, D., Craig, S. L., & Halkitis, P. N. (2020). Social Exclusion, Resilience and Social Worker Preparedness: Providing Services to Gay and Bisexual Men Who Party-n-Play. The British Journal of Social Work.

Grace, D., Gaspar, M., Klassen, B., Lessard, D., Brennan, D. J., Lachowsky, N. J., Adam, B. D., Cox, J., Lambert, G., Anand, P., Jollimore, J., Moore, D., & Hart, T. A. (2020). It’s in Me to Give: Canadian Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men’s Willingness to Donate Blood If Eligible Despite Feelings of Policy Discrimination. Qualitative Health Research, 30(14), 2234–2247.

Brennan, D.J., Card, K., Collict, D., Jollimore, J., Lachowsky, N. (2020). How Might Social Distancing Impact Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans and Two Spirit Men in Canada? AIDS and Behavior. 24(9), 2480-2482

Souleymanov, R., Brennan, D. J., Logie, C., Allman D., Craig, S. L., & Halkitis, P. N. (2019). Pleasure and HIV Biomedical Discourse: The Structuring of Sexual and Drug-Related Risks for Gay and Bisexual Men Who Party-N-Play. International Journal of Drug Policy, 74, 181-190.  

Grace, D., Gaspar, M., Lessard, D., Klassen, B., Brennan, D. J., Adam, B., Jollimore, J.,Lachowsky, N., & Hart, T. A. (2019). Gay and Bisexual Men’s Views on Reforming Blood Donation Policy in Canada: A Qualitative Study. BMC Public Health, 19(772), Published Online.  

Davies, A.W., Souleymanov, R., & Brennan, D.J. (2019). Imagining Online Sexual Health Outreach: A Critical Investigation into AIDS Service Organizations Workers’ Notions of ‘Gay Community.’ Social Work in Public Health, 34(4), 353-369.

Gaspar, M., Marshall, Z., Rodrigues, R., Adam, B., Brennan, D.J., Hart, T., & Grace, D. (2019). A Tale of Two Epidemics: Gay Men’s Mental Health and the Biomedicalisation of HIV Prevention and Care in Toronto. Sociology of Health & Illness, 41(6), 1056-1070.

Souleymanov, R., Fantus, S., Lachowsky, N.J., Ceranto, A., Brennan, D.J., (2018). How Bisexual-Identified Men Use the Internet to Seek Sex with Other Men in Ontario: Factors Associated with HIV/AIDS Testing and Condom Use. Journal of Bisexuality, 18(4), 497-515.

Brennan, D.J., Souleymanov, R., Lachowsky, N.J., Betancourt, G., Pugh, D., &  McEwen, O. (2018).  Providing Online-Based Sexual Health Outreach to Gay, Bisexual and Queer Men in Ontario, Canada: Qualitative Interviews with Multi-Sectoral Frontline Service Providers and Managers. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 32(7), 282-287. 

Souleymanov, R., Brennan, D.J., George C., Utama, R., & Ceranto, A. (2018).  Experiences of racism, sexual objectification and alcohol use among gay and bisexual men of colour.  Ethnicity and Health, 1(17), 1465-3419.

Noor, S.W., Adam, B.D., Brennan, D.J., Moskowitz, D.A., Gardner, S., & Hart , T.A. (2018). Scenes as micro-cultures: Examining heterogeneity of HIV risk behaviour among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Toronto, Canada. Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 47(1), 309-321.

Salway, T., Gesink, D., Ibrahim, S., Ferlatte, O., Rhodes, A.E., Brennan, D.J.,  Marchand, R., & Trussler, T. (2018). Evidence of multiple mediating pathways in associations between constructs of stigma and self-reported suicide attempts in a cross-sectional of adult gay and bisexual men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(4), 1145-1161. 

Fantus, S., Souleymanov, R, Lachowsky, N.J., & Brennan, D.J. (2017) The emergence of ethical issues in the provision of online sexual health outreach for gay, bisexual, two-spirit and other men who have sex with men: Perspectives of online outreach workers. BMC Medical Ethics, 18(1), 1-12. 

Gesink, D., Wang, S., Guimond, T., Kimura, L., Connell, J., Salway, T., Gilbert, M., Mishra, S., Tan, D., Burchell, A., Brennan, D.J., Logie, C., & Grace, D. (2017) Conceptualizing geosexual archetypes: Mapping the sexual travels and ego-centric sexual networks of gay and bisexual men in Toronto, Canada. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 45(6), 368-373

Brennan, D.J., Bauer, G. R., Bradley, K., & Vilaythong, O. (2017). Methods used and topics addressed in quantitative health research on gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(11), 1519-1538.

Hart, T. A., Noor, S. W., Adam, B. D., Vernon, J. R., Brennan, D. J., Gardner, S., Husbands, W., & Myers, T. (2017). Number of psychosocial strengths predicts reduced HIV sexual risk behaviors above and beyond syndemic problems among gay and bisexual men.AIDS and Behavior, 21(10), 3035-3046. 

Carusone, S. C., O’Leary, B., McWatt, S., Stewart, A., Craig, S., & Brennan, D. J. (2017). The lived experience of the hospital discharge “plan”: A longitudinal qualitative study of complex patients. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 12(1), 5-10. 

Savage, S., Braund, R., Stewart, T., & Brennan, D. J. (2016). How could I tell them that it’s going to be okay? The impact of HIV nondisclosure criminalization on service provision to people living with HIV. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 16(3), 287-300. 

Hottes, T.S., Gesink, D., Ferlatte, O., Brennan, D.J., Rhodes, A.E., Marchand, R., & Trussler, T. (2016). Concealment of sexual minority identities in interviewer-administered government surveys and its impact on estimates of suicide ideation among bisexual and gay men. Journal of Bisexuality, 16(4),427-453.

doi: 10.1080/15299716.2016.1225622  

Emlet, C.A., Harris, L., Furlotte, C., Brennan, D.J., & Pierpaoli, C. (2016). “I’m happy in my life now, I’m a positive person”: Approaches to successful aging in older adults living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. Ageing and Society, 37(10), 2128-2151.

doi: 10.1017/S0144686X16000878 

Shani, K., Khairandish, A., & Brennan, D.J. (2016). Health equity implications of excluding boys and vulnerable young men from Ontario’s HPV Immunization Program. University of Toronto Medical Journal, 93(3), 35-38.  

Hottes T.S., Bogaert L., Rhodes A.E., Brennan D.J., & Gesink D. (2016). Lifetime Prevalence of Suicide Attempts Among Sexual Minority Adults by Study Sampling Strategies: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 106(5), e1-e12.

doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303088