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LGBTQ Working Group

The LGBTQ Public Health Working Group at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) seeks to advance training, science, research and community collaboration with regard to the health and health disparities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) populations.

Our People

The Working Group consists of JHSPH faculty, staff, students and alumni who are committed to making JHSPH a leader in LGBTQ public health by expanding knowledge on LGBTQ public health issues and encouraging networking among those interested in LGBTQ health. The Working Group operates within a larger framework addressing social determinants of health, reducing health disparities and enhancing health equity.

The Working Group meets monthly and welcomes new members who share our commitment to addressing and improving LGBTQ health status and health equity locally, nationally and internationally. If you would like to be added to the LGBTQ Working Group listserv to receive alerts and invitations about our regular meetings, please contact:

Danielle German, PhD
Program Director, PhD in Social & Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor

Our Goals and Work

Our efforts at the Bloomberg School include curriculum development, sponsoring academic events and creating opportunities for professional networking. One specific goal has been the creation and support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Public Health Certificate Program . As part of this effort, the Working Group has supported the development of several new courses that form the nucleus of the LGBTQ Public Health Certificate Program:

  • The Epidemiology of LGBT Health (340.629.01)
  • Gay, Bisexual and other Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and HIV: Theoretical Perspectives on the U.S. Epidemic (410.681.01)
  • Global Perspectives on LGBT Health (410.683.60)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Public Health Certificate Program

Globally, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer)-focused public health is a growing field of study, but there is a dearth of training opportunities specifically related to social and behavioral factors. The addition of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in LGBTQ Public Health helps fulfill the School’s strategic planning goal of strengthening and expanding diversity in terms of training in the School, and thus continuing as a leading institution for social and behavioral training and research in public health.

Learn More About the Certificate Program