Dustin Z Nowaskie

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences (Clinician Educator)

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Dr. Dustin Nowaskie is a queer, nonbinary adult psychiatrist who completed their psychiatry residency and medical education at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Prior to IU, they attended USC for their undergraduate studies, majoring in neuroscience, psychology, and biology. They joined the USC Counseling and Mental Health (CMH) team in Summer 2022.

Dr. Nowaskie’s personal identification and civic commitment have cultivated into a passion to help LGBTQ+ communities. At USC, they provide LGBTQ+ and gender-affirming services including letters for gender-affirming procedures and surgeries. Through their nonprofit organization OutCare Health, they provide information, resources, programming, mentorship, education, training, research, and much more for LGBTQ+ people across the country. Their ultimate goal is to transform their might into a powerful unicorn of social and public health change for LGBTQ+ people.

In their free time, they enjoy collecting mid-century pieces and traveling to national parks with their two partners and two Siberian Huskies.

Their pronouns are they, them, theirs.


  • US. Pediatric Residents’ Preparedness, Attitudes, and Knowledge in LGBTQ+ Health Care. J Pediatr Health Care. 2024 Mar-Apr; 38(2):140-147. . View in PubMed
  • It’s a Start: An Online, On-Demand LGBTQ+ Mental Health Training Session for Providers Nationwide Psychiatr Serv. 2023 Dec 21; appips20220473. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of the Three National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Other Sexual and Gender Minority (LGBTQ+)-Competent Provider Directories in the United States J Homosex. 2023 Jul 29; 70(9):1718-1724. . View in PubMed
  • US Plastic Surgery Residents’ LGBTQ+ Education, Patient Exposure, and Cultural Competency Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2023 06; 47(Suppl 1):58-61. . View in PubMed
  • US. Urology Residents’ LGBTQ+ Education, Patient Exposure, Preparedness, Attitudes, and Knowledge. Urol Pract. 2023 05; 10(3):209-211. . View in PubMed
  • The current state of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cultural competency among US. dermatology residents. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2022 Oct; 8(3):e030. . View in PubMed
  • BMC Med Educ. 2022 Jun 07; 22(1):442. . View in PubMed
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ community: Comparisons between cisgender, heterosexual people, cisgender sexual minority people, and gender minority people Psychiatry Res. 2022 03; 309:114391. . View in PubMed
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) cultural competency across the intersectionalities of gender identity, sexual orientation, and race among healthcare professionals PLoS One. 2022; 17(11):e0277682. . View in PubMed
  • A Qualitative Investigation Into Faith and LGBTQ Identities in a Nonclinical Sample of Readers of the Dear Abby Column: The Dear Abby Project J Nerv Ment Dis. 2021 Dec 01; 209(12):855-858. . View in PubMed
  • Development, Implementation, and Effectiveness of a Self-sustaining, Web-Based LGBTQ+ National Platform: A Framework for Centralizing Local Health Care Resources and Culturally Competent Providers JMIR Form Res. 2021 Sep 22; 5(9):e17913. . View in PubMed
  • LGBT cultural competency, patient exposure, and curricular education among student pharmacistsJ Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2021 Jul-Aug; 61(4):462-469. e3. . View in PubMed
  • Eating disorder symptomatology in transgender patients: Differences across gender identity and gender affirmation Int J Eat Disord. 2021 08; 54(8):1493-1499. . View in PubMed
  • Assessing the LGBT cultural competency of dementia care providers Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2021; 7(1):e12137. . View in PubMed
  • BMC Med Educ. 2020 Dec 04; 20(1):490. . View in PubMed
  • Care coordinator assistants: Job satisfaction and the importance of teamwork in delivering person-centered dementia care Dementia (London). 2020 Jul; 19(5):1560-1572. . View in PubMed
  • Neurological Changes and Depression: 2020 Update Clin Geriatr Med. 2020 05; 36(2):297-313. . View in PubMed
  • A multicenter, multidisciplinary evaluation of 1701 healthcare professional students’ LGBT cultural competency: Comparisons between dental, medical, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and social work students PLoS One. 2020; 15(8):e0237670. . View in PubMed
  • Primary Care Providers’ Attitudes, Practices, and Knowledge in Treating LGBTQ Communities J Homosex. 2019; 66(13):1927-1947. . View in PubMed
  • Impact on patient satisfaction and importance of medical intake and office staff in a multidisciplinary, one-stop shop transgender program in Indianapolis, Indiana J Multidiscip Healthc. 2019; 12:665-673. . View in PubMed