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LGBTQ Health Research

Theory, Methods, Practice

edited by Ron Stall, PhD, MPH, Brian Dodge, PhD, José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, and Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH

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The first book focused entirely on the growing field of LGBTQ health research, this volume provides the necessary public health tools to teach about and study LGBTQ populations effectively.

Over the last 30 years, the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans have become increasingly recognized, in particular for the ways in which they are distinct from those typically assessed and addressed in society. Universities and researchers are paying greater attention to LGBTQ public health issues and how they might adapt existing methods to research marginalized...

The first book focused entirely on the growing field of LGBTQ health research, this volume provides the necessary public health tools to teach about and study LGBTQ populations effectively.

Over the last 30 years, the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans have become increasingly recognized, in particular for the ways in which they are distinct from those typically assessed and addressed in society. Universities and researchers are paying greater attention to LGBTQ public health issues and how they might adapt existing methods to research marginalized communities, but—until now—there has been no authoritative resource to guide their education or practice. Developed for graduate students in public health and health sciences—but perfect for anyone interested in this topic—this book will fill that gap and provide the necessary public health tools to teach about and study LGBTQ populations effectively.

Divided into three sections and edited by top scholars, LGBTQ Health Research explains research methods important to descriptive epidemiology that are needed to document health disparities among LGBTQ populations. The book also examines research methods that help explain the driving forces of these disparities. Focusing on real-world experience in developing and testing interventions to mitigate health disparities in LGBTQ populations, it also breaks down issues that challenge the direct application of standard research methods with these communities, including those related to sampling, measurement, choice of theoretical variables to explain the distribution of health and illness, cultural competence in intervention design, and community participation.

Promoting the creation and diffusion of effective interventions, the book takes a holistic approach to address longstanding research gaps regarding important marginalized communities. It also documents profound health disparities in many LBGTQ populations across a wide range of health conditions and explains why future development of the field must be based on inclusive science and rigorous research methods. LGBTQ Health Research is an essential textbook for any courses that deal with the intersection of marginalization, health, sexuality, and gender.

Contributors: José A. Bauermeister, Chris Beyrer, Kerith Conron, Brian Dodge, Rita Dwan, Stephen L. Forssell, Peter Gamache, Gary W. Harper, Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Colleen Hoff, Carl Latkin, Ilan H. Meyer, Robin Lin Miller, Angulique Y. Outlaw, Christopher Owens, Tonia Poteat, Erin Riley, Joshua Rosenberger, Ayden I. Scheim, Shauna Stahlman, Randall Sell, Ron Stall, Rob Stephenson, Rachel Strecher, Ryan C. Tingler, Karin E. Tobin, Ronald O. Valdiserri, and Richard J. Wolitski

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This rich volume marks a critical moment in the field of LGBTQ health research. It provides a vital tool for the training of future generations of researchers.

As the first textbook of its kind focused on research methods in LGBTQ health, LGBTQ Health Research: Theory, Methods, Practice represents a milestone in the field's development... This volume will be a particularly valuable resource for students and postdoctoral trainees in LGBTQ health training programs as well as trainees and professionals in other health programs who wish to employ their training and expertise to address LGBTQ health disparities.

All props for this ground-breaking accomplishment in public health for all LGBTQ people and those who care for us and with us.

Offering a holistic approach to the consideration of LGBTQ health disparities, this book functions as a guide for scholars interested in conducting their own research. Its generational heuristic is a unique and helpful orientation to research that has already occurred and to the need to develop future scientific knowledge.

This book would be particularly helpful in graduate courses that include the study of sexual and gender minorities and health.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments

Part 1. Introduction to LGBTQ Health Research
Introduction. Queering Research
Ron Stall, Ronald O. Valdiserri, and Richard J. Wolitski
Chapter 1. Human Rights and

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments

Part 1. Introduction to LGBTQ Health Research
Introduction. Queering Research
Ron Stall, Ronald O. Valdiserri, and Richard J. Wolitski
Chapter 1. Human Rights and LGBTQ Health: Inseparable Challenges
Chris Beyrer
Chapter 2. Global Health / LGBTQ Health
Tonia Poteat and Shauna Stahlman
Chapter 3. A Love Note to Future Generations of LGBTQ Health Researchers
Ron Stall, Chris Beyrer, Tonia Poteat, Brian Dodge, and José Bauermeister

Part 2. Descriptive Research Methods
Introduction. Why Are Methods and Approaches So Important for LGBTQ Health Research?
Brian Dodge and Mark L. Hatzenbuehler
Chapter 4. Definitions: "Straight, that is not gay"—Moving beyond Binary Notions of Sexual and Gender Identities

Randall Sell and Kerith Conron
Chapter 5. Sampling Considerations for LGBTQ Health Research
Christopher Owens, Ron Stall, and Brian Dodge
Chapter 6. Theory as a Practical Tool in Research and Intervention
Ilan H. Meyer, with the Generations Study Investigators
Chapter 7. Creating and Adapting LGBTQ-Specific Measures to Explain Disparities
Joshua G. Rosenberger
Chapter 8. Multilevel Approaches to Understanding LGBTQ Health Disparities
Mark L. Hatzenbuehler
Chapter 9. Social-Network Approaches to HIV Prevention and Care
Carl Latkin and Karin E. Tobin
Chapter 10. Why Focus on Gay Couples in HIV Prevention Research?
Colleen Hoff

Part 3. Intervention Design and Research
Introduction. How Does LGBTQ Health Research Inform Interventions?
José Bauermeister
Chapter 11. Engaging Populations in LGBTQ Health Interventions
Rob Stephenson and Erin Riley
Chapter 12. Finding the Right Approach for Interventions with LGBTQ Populations
Stephen L. Forssell, Peter Gamache, and Rita Dwan
Chapter 13. Program Development Considerations for LGBTQ Health Interventions
José Bauermeister, Ryan C. Tingler, and Gary W. Harper
Chapter 14. From Discovery to Application: Challenges in Effectiveness and Implementation Research for the Promotion of LGBTQ Health and Wellness
Robin Lin Miller and Angulique Y. Outlaw

Index

Author Bios
Featured Contributor

Ron Stall, PhD, MPH

Ron Stall, PhD, MPH is a professor and the associate chair for science in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health.
Featured Contributor

Brian Dodge, PhD

Brian Dodge, PhD is a professor in the Department of Applied Health Science, the codirector of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University School of Public Health–Bloomington, and adjunct research faculty at The Fenway Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
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José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH

José Arturo Bauermeister, MPH, PhD is the Presidential Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Nursing and a professor of psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine.
Featured Contributor

Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH

Tonia Poteat, PhD, PA-C, MPH is an assistant professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, as well as core faculty in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research.
Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH
Featured Contributor

Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH

Chris Beyrer, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of epidemiology and international health, director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, and associate director of the Center for Global Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.