Ulrike Boehmer, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
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.

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

Variations in Needs after Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2021 (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. Arthur EK, Ridgway-Limle EA, Krok-Schoen JL, Boehmer U, Battle-Fisher M, Lee CN. Scoping review of experiences of sexual minority women treated for breast cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2024 Mar 19; 1-24. PMID: 38501984
  2. Boehmer U, Chang S, Sanchez NF, Jesdale BM, Schabath MB. Cancer survivors' health behaviors and outcomes: a population-based study of sexual and gender minorities. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2023 Oct 09; 115(10):1164-1170. PMID: 37421397; PMCID: PMC10560602; DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djad131;
  3. Clark MA, Behl-Chadha B, Winter M, Ozonoff A, Boehmer U. Recruitment of sexual minority and heterosexual colorectal cancer survivors through US cancer registries. J Cancer Surviv. 2024 Jun; 18(3):983-995. PMID: 36840834
  4. Kano M, Tamí-Maury I, Pratt-Chapman ML, Chang S, Kosich M, Quinn GP, Poteat T, Kanetsky PA, Elk R, Boehmer U, Sanchez J, Kamen C, Sanchez NF. Piloting the Sexual and Gender Minority Cancer Curricular Advances for Research and Education (SGM Cancer CARE) Workshop: Research Training in the Service of SGM Cancer Health Equity. J Cancer Educ. 2023 Jun; 38(3):1066-1076. PMID: 36399283; PMCID: PMC9673892; DOI: 10.1007/s13187-022-02233-0;
  5. Boehmer U, Clark MA, Winter M, Berklein F, Ozonoff A. Sexual minority-specific experiences of colorectal cancer survivors. Health Psychol. 2022 Nov; 41(11):884-892. PMID: 36074595; PMCID: PMC10367941; DOI: 10.1037/hea0001229;
  6. Boehmer U, Ozonoff A, Winter M, Berklein F, Potter J, Ceballos RM, Clark MA. Anxiety and depression in colorectal cancer survivors: Are there differences by sexual orientation? Psychooncology. 2022 03; 31(3):521-531.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34672050
  7. Boehmer U, Jesdale BM, Streed CG, Agénor M. Intersectionality and cancer survivorship: Sexual orientation and racial/ethnic differences in physical and mental health outcomes among female and male cancer survivors. Cancer. 2022 01 15; 128(2):284-291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34499367; PMCID: PMC8738152; DOI: 10.1002/cncr.33915;
  8. Boehmer U, Ozonoff A, Winter M, Berklein F, Potter J, Hartshorn KL, Ward KC, Ceballos RM, Clark MA. Health-related quality of life among colorectal cancer survivors of diverse sexual orientations. Cancer. 2021 10 15; 127(20):3847-3855.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34237147; PMCID: PMC8478814; DOI: 10.1002/cncr.33762;
  9. Boehmer U, Potter J, Clark MA, Winter M, Berklein F, Ceballos RM, Hartshorn K, Ozonoff A. Follow-up surveillance among colorectal cancer survivors of different sexual orientations. J Cancer Surviv. 2022 Apr; 16(2):445-454.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33851339; PMCID: PMC8531882; DOI: 10.1007/s11764-021-01039-1;
  10. Boehmer U, Potter J, Clark MA, Ozonoff A, Winter M, Berklein F, Ward KC, Hartshorn K. Assessing the relationship between symptoms and health care utilization in colorectal cancer survivors of different sexual orientations. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Oct; 29(10):5821-5830.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33742243; PMCID: PMC8410628; DOI: 10.1007/s00520-021-06157-1;
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gender identity
health disparities
minority populations
mixed methods
sexual orientation
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