Ulrike Boehmer, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

PhD, Boston College
MA, Boston College



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. Recently she edited a book entitled, Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique perspectives from Risk to Survivorship, which is the first book ever written on cancer in LGBT communities. 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.


Variations in Needs after Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R01CA181392-03

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Ulrike Boehmer
12/01/2010 - 09/14/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


Cancer Disparities in California
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R03CA153063-02

Health Risk Factors of Sexual Minority Breast Cancer Survivor
03/15/2009 - 03/14/2010 (PI)
Lesbian Health Fund

Determine Sexual Well-Being in Sexual Minority Women
05/01/2007 - 04/30/2008 (PI)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Positive Prevention
02/01/2004 - 08/31/2007 (Co-PI)
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital HHS HRSA

Relaxation Response with Acupuncture for HIV Patients
06/01/2003 - 02/28/2006 (Co-PI)
NIH/Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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Health Care Needs of Sexual Minority Women with Breast Cancer
03/01/2003 - 02/28/2005 (PI)
American Cancer Society

Health Care Needs of Sexual Minority Women with Breast Cancer
10/01/2001 - 09/30/2004 (PI)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Health Care Needs of Sexual Minority Women with Breast Cancer
03/01/2002 - 02/28/2003 (PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health

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  1. Bazzi AR, Clark MA, Winter M, Tripodis Y, Boehmer U. Recruitment of breast cancer survivors and their caregivers: implications for dyad research and practice. Transl Behav Med. 2017 Jun; 7(2):300-308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27154790.
  2. Baughman A, Clark MA, Boehmer U. Experiences and Concerns of Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual Survivors of Colorectal Cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2017 May 01; 44(3):350-357. PMID: 28635972.
  3. Kamen C, Jabson JM, Mustian KM, Boehmer U. Minority stress, psychosocial resources, and psychological distress among sexual minority breast cancer survivors. Health Psychol. 2017 Jun; 36(6):529-537. PMID: 28165265; DOI: 10.1037/hea0000465;.
  4. Boehmer U, Glickman M, Jones JA, Orner MB, Wheler C, Berlowitz DR, Kressin NR. Dental Care in an Equal Access System Valuing Equity: Are There Racial Disparities? Med Care. 2016 Nov; 54(11):998-1004.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27219638.
  5. Boehmer U, Tripodis Y, Bazzi AR, Winter M, Clark MA. Fear of cancer recurrence in survivor and caregiver dyads: differences by sexual orientation and how dyad members influence each other. J Cancer Surviv. 2016 Oct; 10(5):802-13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26899851; DOI: 10.1007/s11764-016-0526-7;.
  6. Burkhalter JE, Margolies L, Sigurdsson HO, Walland J, Radix A, Rice D, Buchting FO, Sanchez NF, Bare MG, Boehmer U, Cahill S, Griebling TL, Bruessow D, Maingi S. The National LGBT Cancer Action Plan: A White Paper of the 2014 National Summit on Cancer in the LGBT Communities. LGBT Health. 2016; 3(1):19-31.
  7. Boehmer U, Elk R. LGBT Populations and Cancer: Is It an Ignored Epidemic? LGBT Health. 2015 Dec 24. PMID: 26698385; DOI: 10.1089/lgbt.2015.0137;.
  8. Boehmer U, Ozonoff A, Potter J. Sexual Minority Women''s Health Behaviors and Outcomes After Breast Cancer. LGBT Health. 2015 Sep; 2(3):221-7. PMID: 26788670; DOI: 10.1089/lgbt.2014.0105;.
  9. Kamen C, Mustian K, Johnson MO, Boehmer U. Same-sex couples matter in cancer care. J Oncol Pract. 2015 Mar; 11(2):e212-5. PMID: 25563700; PMCID: PMC4371124; DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2014.000877;.
  10. Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique Perspectives from Risk to Survivorship Editors: Boehmer, Ulrike, Elk, Ronit (Eds.). Springer. New York. 2015; 335. View Publication
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Bar chart showing 77 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2011

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

cancer
gender identity
health disparities
intersectionality
minority populations
mixed methods
sexual orientation
survivorship
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