Sexual and Gender Minority Physical and Mental Health Across the Lifespan

PsychologySociologySocial Work

Area leaders: Deirdre Shires (School of Social Work), Anne Hughes (School of Social Work)

This thematic area unites faculty from the departments of Social Work, Sociology, and Psychology to study the experiences of sexual and gender minority (SGM) communities within the healthcare system. The thematic area establishes the collaborative, multidisciplinary MSU Consortium for Sexual and Gender Minority Health, which serves as a research hub both on MSU's campus and across the Midwest. Dr. Hughes, Dr. Shires and their associates in the consortium seek to provide mentorship to faculty and students, inform policy surrounding SGM heath and wellness, and help SGM communities gain access to the best healthcare possible.