In order to ensure LGBTQ patients receive the best care possible, Vanderbilt researchers from a variety of Schools and Departments are investigating  important topics related to LGBTQ health. These include studies of the best methods of delivery of care to LGBTQ patients, evaluations of course and medical curricula to train providers about LGBTQ health topics, and qualitative research to understand how LGBTQ patients interact with the health care system. Several of these efforts have received external grant funding, and a list of selected research studies is shown below.

Principle Investigator

Project Area

Project Title

Kristen Eckstrand

Medical Education

Medical Student LGBT Competency within the Clinical Curriculum

Kristen Eckstrand

Medical Education

Medical Student Knowledge of LGBT Adolescent Health Concerns

Kristen Eckstrand

Medical Education

Faculty Perceptions of LGBT Inclusion in Medical School Curricula

Jesse Ehrenfeld

Patient Care

Barriers to Documenting LGBTQ Status in Health Care Settings

Jesse Ehrenfeld

Patient Care

Reducing Health Care Disparities Among lgbtq Patients

Kristen Eckstrand

Patient Care

A Survey of LGBTQ Needs at Vanderbilt

Sarah Fogel

Patient Care

Meaning of Health to Sexual Minority Women

Sarah Fogel

Patient Care

Weight Loss/Risk Reduction among Sexual Minority Women

 

Expert Consensus Sign-On Letter Supporting Scientific Integrity in LGBTQI Research and Clinical Care

ExpertLGBTQConsensusLetter.pdf (link)