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Phillip W. Schnarrs

Associate Professor of Population Health, The University of Texas at Austin

Phillip W. Schnarrs, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the Department of Population Health and a faculty research associate with the Population Research Center at the University of Texas as Austin. He is an applied health researcher and expert in LGBTQ+ populations specializing in sexual health, mental health and identity. .As an applied scientist engaged in community-based participatory research, Schnarrs collaborators with community members throughout the research process and develops meaningful programs to address the health of marginalized populations.

Schnarrs received his doctorate in health behavior from Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington with an emphasis in social and behavioral sciences, as well as community-engaged research. In addition to his academic work, he was a pre-doctoral fellow in the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at the Fenway Institute in Boston. Additionally, Schnarrs was an Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Fellow with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His work is focused on improving HIV testing and linkage to HIV preventative care among youth and young adult sexual minority men and understanding the roles of trauma and resilience on the mental health, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder in LGBTQ+ populations.


  • 2018–present
    Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2012–2018
    Assistant Professor , The University of Texas at San Antonio


David L. Gallahue Champion Alumni Award for Social Justice & Equaliy, Indiana University, School of Public Health at Bloomington