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Areas of Research

Research in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health is conducted through approximately 40 individual studies involving more than 100 investigators from disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, public health, anthropology, sociology, and social work.


Particular emphasis is placed on issues relating to women and gender roles, human sexuality, children and families, and the mental health dimensions of HIV/AIDS, as well as the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children, adolescents, elders, partners, families, and communities.


The list below, organized into several major areas of study, includes both current active studies as well as recently completed studies that are still producing research findings.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health


Gender-Specific Interventions for Women and their Male Partners


Sexual Risk in the Context of Same-Sex Behavior


Medical Adherence and Coping with HIV Infection

Children, Families, and Adolescents


Mental Health, Mental Illness and Substance Use

Development of Gender and Sexuality 


Ethics, Policy and Society