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 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

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. Boehmer U, Clark MA, Lord EM, Fredman L. Caregiving Status and Health of Heterosexual, Sexual Minority, and Transgender Adults: Results From Select U.S. Regions in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015 and 2016. Gerontologist. 2019 Jul 16; 59(4):760-769.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30215703.
  2. Boehmer U, Gereige J, Winter M, Ozonoff A. Cancer survivors' access to care and quality of life: Do sexual minorities fare worse than heterosexuals? Cancer. 2019 May 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31106409.
  3. Zayhowski K, Park J, Boehmer U, Gabriel C, Berro T, Campion M. Cancer genetic counselors' experiences with transgender patients: A qualitative study. J Genet Couns. 2019 Jun; 28(3):641-653.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30720922.
  4. Wheldon CW, Roberts MC, Boehmer U. Differences in Coping with Breast Cancer Between Lesbian and Heterosexual Women: A Life Course Perspective. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Aug 21. PMID: 30130140.
  5. Boehmer U, Stokes JE, Bazzi AR, Winter M, Clark MA. Dyadic stress of breast cancer survivors and their caregivers: Are there differences by sexual orientation? Psychooncology. 2018 10; 27(10):2389-2397.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29959808.
  6. Bazzi AR, Clark MA, Winter MR, Ozonoff A, Boehmer U. Resilience Among Breast Cancer Survivors of Different Sexual Orientations. LGBT Health. 2018 07; 5(5):295-302.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29878863; DOI: 10.1089/lgbt.2018.0019;.
  7. Boehmer U, Clark MA, Heeren TC, Showalter EA, Fredman L. Differences in Caregiving Outcomes and Experiences by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. LGBT Health. 2018 Feb/Mar; 5(2):112-120.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29364755.
  8. Boehmer U. LGBT Populations' Barriers to Cancer Care. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2018 02; 34(1):21-29. PMID: 29338894.
  9. Boehmer U, Clark MA, Fredman L. Gender in Psycho-Oncology (Youngmee Kim and Matthew J Loscalzo, Eds.). Female Caregivers to Female Cancer Survivors. Oxford University Press. New York. 2018.
  10. Gereige JD, Zhang L, Boehmer U. The Sexual Health of Women in Lebanon: Are There Differences by Sexual Orientation? LGBT Health. 2018 01; 5(1):45-53. PMID: 29130791.
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gender identity
health disparities
minority populations
mixed methods
sexual orientation
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