Dustin Nowaskie is a psychiatry resident with the Department of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine. A Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California, Dr. Nowaskie received his undergraduate degrees in neuroscience, biology, and psychology. He received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine.
For the past five years’ Dustin’s personal identification, graduate education, clinical research, and civic commitment have cultivated in a passion in help minority populations in integrative ways. He is especially dedicated to diversity, equality, and culturally-competent healthcare. He is the principal investigator of several clinical research projects, is published in academic journals, and has presented at over 40 academic conferences nationwide.
In 2015, Dustin founded OutCare Health, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nationwide organization for the LGBTQ community. Specifically, OutCare creates and distributes educational materials, identifies local and provider resources, supports the Mentorship Program, and maintains the OutList, an invaluable national database of culturally-competent providers to maximize patient-centered care. OutCare’s significant community impact thus far comprises providers and resources in every state, many state-specific teams, and viewership across the nation.
For his efforts, Dr. Nowaskie is an inductee of many national organizations including the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Gamma Mu Foundation, National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Tylenol Future Care Foundation, and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Additionally, he is the recipient of numerous diversity awards locally (the IUPUI Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award, IUPUI Multicultural Student Leader Award, IUPUI William M. Plater Civic Medallion, IUPUI Elite 50 Award, IUSM Spirit of Excellence Award for Community Service & Leadership, and IUSM Diversity Affairs Outstanding Service Award) and nationally (the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Matthew J. Quinn Prize and World Professional Association for Transgender Health Outstanding Student Contribution Award).