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LGBT Health

Sexuality and sexual identity have emerged as fundamental areas of inquiry, leading to improvements in the health of lesbian, gay, and transgendered populations in the US and around the world.

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Faculty in LGBT Health

Alwyn Cohall
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences, Population and Family Health, and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
David Bell
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
John Santelli
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics
Jennifer Hirsch
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Mary Ann Chiasson
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Medicine)
Melanie Gold
Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Mark Hatzenbuehler
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Richard Parker
Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology, Special Research Scientist and Special Lecturer in Sociomedical Sciences
Morgan Philbin
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Latanya Mapp Frett
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health
Etienne Meunier
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrea Low
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Dustin Duncan
Associate Professor
Epidemiology

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Martos, A.J., Wilson, P.A., & Meyer, I.H., (2017). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Services in the United States: Origins, Evolution, and Contemporary Landscape. PLoS ONE. View abstract

Siegel, K., Lekas, H.M., Onaga, M., Verni, R., & Gunn, H. (2017). The Strategies of Heterosexuals from Large Metropolitan Areas for Assessing the Risks of Exposure to HIV or Other Sexually Transmitted Infections from Partners Met Online. AIDS Patient Care STDS. View abstract.

Hatzenbuehler, M. (2017). The Influence of State Laws on the Mental Health of Sexual Minority Youth. JAMA Pediatrics. View abstract.

Hatzenbuehler, M., & Pachankis, J. (2016). Stigma and Minority Stress as Social Determinants of Health Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth. Pediatric Clinics Of North America. View abstract.