David Chae


David H. Chae, Sc.D., M.A.
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

David H. Chae is Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Chae received his Doctor of Science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health (Social Epidemiology), Master of Arts degree from Columbia University (Psychology), and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago (Psychology and Sociology). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory University, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco site. He was also a W.K. Kellogg Predoctoral Fellow in Health Policy and a Research Fellow at the Cambridge Center for Multicultural Mental Health Studies.

Dr. Chae’s research interests are in studying behavioral and psychobiological stress-pathways linking social inequalities and health. His research on racial/ethnic and sexual minority populations has included methodological work on the development of measures of sexuality for racial/ethnic minority populations. His substantive research in this area has centered on the impact of minority stress and dimensions of minority identity on mental health, substance use, HIV risk behavior, and physical health outcomes. Dr. Chae is a member of the Sexual Minority Assessment and Research Team (SMART), which recently released its report, Best Practices for Asking Questions About Sexual Orientation on Surveys. He was also an invited panelist for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) initiative on “LGBT Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities, LGBT Research in Minority Populations.” Dr. Chae is currently investigating the impact of interpersonal forms of discrimination and dimensions of group identity in health and disease processes, including via inflammatory mechanisms and cellular aging. His work has been published in several peer-review journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Health Psychology, and Public Health Reports.