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Ulrike Boehmer, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCommunity Health Sciences
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-5835
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-0097-5927
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Ulrike Boehmer is an Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Boehmer received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Boston College and graduate degrees in Political Science and History from Technische Hochschule in Germany.

Dr. Boehmer’s research interests are in the areas of health disparities, women’s health, LGBT health, and cancer prevention and control. For the past several years, she received funding from the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society and other funding agencies to investigate differences in quality of life, cancer prevalence, cancer mortality, and health-related decision-making, while examining disparities due to sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. One primary research area focuses on overcoming the absence of sexual orientation data in the context of population surveillance by applying novel methodologies. Her ongoing research program focuses on expanding the available data on health disparities in sexual minorities and working towards intervention to reduce the disease burden.

Dr. Boehmer is recognized as a leader in LGBT health, especially in the context of cancer. Currently she is co-editing a book entitled, Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique perspectives from Risk to Survivorship. Since 2014, she has been appointed as a voting member to the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women for a 2-year term.

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  1. Bare MG, Margolies L, Boehmer U. Omission of sexual and gender minority patients. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 10; 32(20):2182-3.
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  2. Boehmer U, Miao X, Maxwell NI, Ozonoff A. Sexual minority population density and incidence of lung, colorectal and female breast cancer in California. BMJ Open. 2014; 4(3):e004461.
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  3. Deputy NP, Boehmer U. Weight status and sexual orientation: differences by age and within racial and ethnic subgroups. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jan; 104(1):103-9.
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  4. Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Lesbian and bisexual women''s adjustment after a breast cancer diagnosis. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2013 Sep-Oct; 19(5):280-92.
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  5. Boehmer U, Ozonoff A, Timm A, Winter M, Potter J. After breast cancer: sexual functioning of sexual minority survivors. J Sex Res. 2014; 51(6):681-9.
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  6. Raj A, Boehmer U. Girl child marriage and its association with national rates of HIV, maternal health, and infant mortality across 97 countries. Violence Against Women. 2013 Apr; 19(4):536-51.
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  7. Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations: which factors explain survivors' quality of life and adjustment? Ann Oncol. 2013 Jun; 24(6):1622-30.
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  8. Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Long-term breast cancer survivors' symptoms and morbidity: differences by sexual orientation? J Cancer Surviv. 2013 Jun; 7(2):203-10.
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  9. Boehmer U, Cooley TP, Clark MA. Cancer and men who have sex with men: a systematic review. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Dec; 13(12):e545-53.
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  10. Boehmer U, Miao X, Ozonoff A. Health behaviors of cancer survivors of different sexual orientations. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Sep; 23(9):1489-96.
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  11. Boehmer U, Ozonoff A, Miao X. An ecological approach to examine lung cancer disparities due to sexual orientation. Public Health. 2012 Jul; 126(7):605-12.
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  12. Boehmer U, Timm A, Ozonoff A, Potter J. Explanatory factors of sexual function in sexual minority women breast cancer survivors. Ann Oncol. 2012 Nov; 23(11):2873-8.
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  13. Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M. Anxiety and depression in breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Jun; 80(3):382-95.
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  14. White JL, Boehmer U. Long-term breast cancer survivors' perceptions of support from female partners: an exploratory study. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012 Mar; 39(2):210-7.
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  15. Boehmer U, White JL. Sexual minority status and long-term breast cancer survivorship. Women Health. 2012; 52(1):71-87.
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  16. Rothman EF, Sullivan M, Keyes S, Boehmer U. Parents' supportive reactions to sexual orientation disclosure associated with better health: results from a population-based survey of LGB adults in Massachusetts. J Homosex. 2012; 59(2):186-200.
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  17. Boehmer U, Miao X, Linkletter C, Clark MA. Adult health behaviors over the life course by sexual orientation. Am J Public Health. 2012 Feb; 102(2):292-300.
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  18. Boehmer U, Timm A, Ozonoff A, Potter J. Applying the Female Sexual Functioning Index to sexual minority women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Apr; 21(4):401-9.
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  19. Boehmer U, Ozonoff A, Miao X. An ecological analysis of colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: differences by sexual orientation. BMC Cancer. 2011; 11:400.
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  20. Boehmer U, Miao X, Ozonoff A. Reply to cancer survivorship and sexual orientation. Cancer. 2011 Aug 5.
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  21. Boehmer U, Clark MA, Timm A, Glickman M, Sullivan M. Comparing sexual minority cancer survivors recruited through a cancer registry to convenience methods of recruitment. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Sep-Oct; 21(5):345-52.
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  22. Boehmer U, Glickman M, Milton J, Winter M. Health-related quality of life in breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations. Qual Life Res. 2012 Mar; 21(2):225-36.
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  23. Boehmer U, Miao X, Ozonoff A. Cancer survivorship and sexual orientation. Cancer. 2011 Aug 15; 117(16):3796-804.
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  24. Boehmer U, Mertz M, Timm A, Glickman M, Sullivan M, Potter J. Overweight and obesity in long-term breast cancer survivors: how does sexual orientation impact BMI? Cancer Invest. 2011 Mar; 29(3):220-8.
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  25. Boehmer U, Ozonoff A, Timm A. County-level association of sexual minority density with breast cancer incidence: results from an ecological study. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 2011; 8(2):139-145.
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  26. Boehmer U, Bowen DJ . Sexual Minority Women with a History of Breast Cancer: Moving Towards Interventions. Ronit Elk and Hope Landrine, editors. Cancer Disparities: Causes and Evidence-based Solutions. Springer. New York. 2011; 479-493.
  27. Boehmer U, Harris J, Bowen DJ, Schroy PC. Surveillance after colorectal cancer diagnosis in a safety net hospital. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Nov; 21(4):1138-51.
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  28. Clark MA, Boehmer U, Rogers ML, Sullivan M. Planning for future care needs: experiences of unmarried heterosexual and sexual minority women. Women Health. 2010 Oct; 50(7):599-617.
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  29. Boehmer U, Clark M, Glickman M, Timm A, Sullivan M, Bradford J, Bowen DJ. Using cancer registry data for recruitment of sexual minority women: successes and limitations. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Jul; 19(7):1289-97.
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  30. Deputy NP, Boehmer U. Determinants of body weight among men of different sexual orientation. Prev Med. 2010 Aug; 51(2):129-31.
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  31. Bowen DJ, Halbert CH, Robinson A, Boehmer U. Gender Diverse Recruitment to Research Projects. Chrisler JC, McCreary DR, editors. Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology Volume 1: Gender Research in General and Experimental Psychology. Springer. New York. 2010; 1:179-190.
  32. Boehmer U, Clark M, Sullivan M. Advance care planning by unmarried women of different sexual orientations: the importance of social support. J Women Aging. 2010; 22(4):306-20.
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  33. Boehmer U, Bowen DJ. Breast and Cervical Cancer Among Diverse Women. H Landrine and NF Russo (Eds) Handbook of Diversity in Feminist Psychology. Springer. New York. 2010; 311-333.
  34. Bowen DJ, Boehmer U. The role of behavior in cancer prevention. Jerry M. Suls, Karina W. Davidson, and Robert M. Kaplan, editors. Handbook of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. Guilford Press. New York. 2010; 370-380.
  35. Drainoni ML, Dekker D, Lee-Hood E, Boehmer U, Relf M. HIV medical care provider practices for reducing high-risk sexual behavior: results of a qualitative study. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2009 May; 23(5):347-56.
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  36. Boehmer U, Bowen DJ. Examining factors linked to overweight and obesity in women of different sexual orientations. Prev Med. 2009 Apr; 48(4):357-61.
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  37. Boehmer U, Potter J, Bowen DJ. Sexual functioning after cancer in sexual minority women. Cancer J. 2009 Jan-Feb; 15(1):65-9.
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  38. Boehmer U, Clark M, Timm A, Ozonoff A. Two means of sampling sexual minority women: how different are the samples of women? J LGBT Health Res. 2008; 4(4):143-51.
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  39. Chang BH, Boehmer U, Zhao Y, Sommers E. The combined effect of relaxation response and acupuncture on quality of life in patients with HIV: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Oct; 13(8):807-15.
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  40. Chang BH, Boehmer U, Zhao Y, Sommers E. Relaxation response with acupuncture trial in patients with HIV: feasibility and participant experiences. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Sep; 13(7):719-24.
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  41. Coleman S, Boehmer U, Kanaya F, Grasso C, Tan J, Bradford J. Retention challenges for a community-based HIV primary care clinic and implications for intervention. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Sep; 21(9):691-701.
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  42. Boehmer U, Bowen DJ, Bauer GR. Overweight and obesity in sexual-minority women: evidence from population-based data. Am J Public Health. 2007 Jun; 97(6):1134-40.
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  43. Bowen DJ, Boehmer U. The lack of cancer surveillance data on sexual minorities and strategies for change. Cancer Causes Control. 2007 May; 18(4):343-9.
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  44. Boehmer U, Linde R, Freund KM. Breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer: the decisions of sexual minority women. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Feb; 119(2):464-72.
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  45. Boehmer U, Case P. Sexual minority women's interactions with breast cancer providers. Women Health. 2006; 44(2):41-58.
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  46. Boehmer U, Freund KM, Linde R. Support providers of sexual minority women with breast cancer: who they are and how they impact the breast cancer experience. J Psychosom Res. 2005 Nov; 59(5):307-14.
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  47. Boehmer U, Babayan RK. A pilot study to determine support during the pre-treatment phase of early prostate cancer. Psychooncology. 2005 Jun; 14(6):442-9.
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  48. Boehmer U, Linde R, Freund KM. Sexual minority women's coping and psychological adjustment after a diagnosis of breast cancer. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2005 Apr; 14(3):214-24.
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  49. Boehmer U, Case P. Physicians don't ask, sometimes patients tell: disclosure of sexual orientation among women with breast carcinoma. Cancer. 2004 Oct 15; 101(8):1882-9.
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  50. Boehmer U, Babayan RK. Facing erectile dysfunction due to prostate cancer treatment: perspectives of men and their partners. Cancer Invest. 2004; 22(6):840-8.
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  51. Chang BH, Jones D, Hendricks A, Boehmer U, Locastro JS, Slawsky M. Relaxation response for Veterans Affairs patients with congestive heart failure: results from a qualitative study within a clinical trial. Prev Cardiol. 2004; 7(2):64-70.
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  52. Kressin NR, Boehmer U, Berlowitz D, Christiansen CL, Pitman A, Jones JA. Racial variations in dental procedures: the case of root canal therapy versus tooth extraction. Med Care. 2003 Nov; 41(11):1256-61.
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  53. Jones JA, Boehmer U, Berlowitz DR, Christiansen CL, Pitman A, Kressin NR. Tooth retention as an indicator of quality dental care: development of a risk adjustment model. Med Care. 2003 Aug; 41(8):937-49.
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  54. Kressin NR, Boehmer U, Nunn ME, Spiro A. Increased preventive practices lead to greater tooth retention. J Dent Res. 2003 Mar; 82(3):223-7.
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  55. Boehmer U, Kressin NR, Berlowitz DR, Christiansen CL, Kazis LE, Jones JA. Self-reported vs administrative race/ethnicity data and study results. Am J Public Health. 2002 Sep; 92(9):1471-2.
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  56. Boehmer U. Twenty years of public health research: inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. Am J Public Health. 2002 Jul; 92(7):1125-30.
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  57. Boehmer U, Clark JA. Communication about prostate cancer between men and their wives. J Fam Pract. 2001 Mar; 50(3):226-31.
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  58. Boehmer U, Clark JA. Married couples' perspectives on prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment decision-making. Psychooncology. 2001 Mar-Apr; 10(2):147-55.
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  59. Boehmer U, Kressin NR, Spiro A, Garcia RI, Kazis L, Miller D, Randall CW, Jones JA. Oral health of ambulatory care patients. Mil Med. 2001 Feb; 166(2):171-8.
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  60. Chang BH, Skinner KM, Boehmer U. Religion and mental health among women veterans with sexual assault experience. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2001; 31(1):77-95.
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  61. Boehmer U, Kressin NR, Spiro A. Preventive dental behaviors and their association with oral health status in older white men. J Dent Res. 1999 Apr; 78(4):869-77.
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  62. Williamson JB, Boehmer U. Female life expectancy, gender stratification, health status, and level of economic development: a cross-national study of less developed countries. Soc Sci Med. 1997 Jul; 45(2):305-17.
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  63. Boehmer U, Williamson JB. The Impact of Women's Status on Infant Mortality Rate: A Cross-National Analysis. Social Indicators Research. 1996; 37(3):333-360.
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