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Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska Omaha

My PhD is in Medical Sociology, and my research examines LGBTQ+ health, specifically the health of lesbians and transgender people. My dissertation focused on the experience of stress and discrimination among lesbians in the Southeastern United States. My most recent work includes a statewide survey on the health of LGBTQ+ people living in Nebraska, the experience of being trans people living in Nebraska in relation to localized gender norms, and leadership development of LGBTQ+ young professionals.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • 2009–2015
    Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Omaha

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD/Medical Sociology
  • 2007 
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
  • 2006 
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Masters of Arts/Sociology

Publications

  • 2020
    Coming Out, Competent Care, and Access: Health Care Experiences of Lesbians in the Deep South (Chapter), Queering Public Health and Public Policy in the Deep South, edited by K. Strunk