As a social epidemiologist and mixed methods researcher, my work focuses on health outcomes that differentially affect sexual minorities (i.e., lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer people). I maintain three major areas of research:
- Sexual minority population health inequities;
- Research bias in the context of sexual stigma; and,
- Evaluation of public health policy and interventions.
I have become a leader in sexual minority suicide research because suicide is a leading cause of death among sexual minorities, now claiming more lives than HIV. I also have fifteen years of experience working in applied public health settings and community-based sexual minority health organizations, which informs my research questions and supports my integrated knowledge translation activities.
In 2017, my doctoral research was featured in the widely read Huffington Post piece, Together Alone: The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness.