Sexual health expert Brian Dodge earned his graduate degrees from Indiana University Bloomington and then moved on for prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship and faculty appointments elsewhere.
|Dr. Brian Dodge|
But he was always interested in coming back to Bloomington, so much that in 2007, he left a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Florida to join the Department of Applied Health Science as an assistant research scientist -- in a position funded by competitive extramural research grants.
Brian Dodge, a researcher with IU Bloomington's Center for Sexual Health Promotion in the School of Public Health, recently was appointed as associate editor of the Archives of Sexual Behavior.
“I knew it wasn’t going to be easy -- that I would need to get funded or get out,” said Dodge, now an associate professor in a tenure-eligible position with a diverse portfolio of studies funded by National Institutes of Health and a range of other entities. “But for those of us who do sexuality research, Indiana University really is seen as ‘the top.’ I guess that says a lot about how much I wanted to come back to IU and to be part of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion.”
Dodge is associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, which is part of the School of Public Health-Bloomington.