Innovations in Population and Community Health Research

Utilizing population and community data, our Health, Longevity, Sexuality & Gender Research investigates the health and well-being across the life course of resilient at-risk communities and entire populations. We address the intersectionality of identities and life experiences and the social, psychological, behavioral, biological and environmental determinants linked with physical and mental health and well-being. Our research team conducts primary data collection and analysis as well as harmonizes with existing population-based data. We disseminate our findings to various stakeholders, including scientific and practice communities, service providers, and community partners. We use our research findings to develop interventions, which reduce health inequities at the local, state, national, and international levels.


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National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS)

Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), is the first and largest longitudinal study of sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults. The study addresses a critical gap by identifying modifiable mechanisms impacting the health and well-being of 2,450 demographically diverse LGBTQ+ adults aged 50 or older, over time. Funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging, R01.

Following the publication of a two-part special issue journal, the Global PRIDE Study is underway with researchers around the world to test the feasibility of an international project addressing global aging and cross-generational health and well-being, including the impact of COVID-19.

We’ve conducted the first statewide community needs assessment of LGBTQ+ older adults in Oregon.  The information gathered will be available for planning, program development and community education and advocacy to address service and health needs that support the strengths of LGBTQ+ older adults in Oregon.  Click below read the newly published report. 

Wellness with Pride is an ongoing national study of LGBTQ+ adults 18 and older examining economic, social, and health inequities among sexual and gender minority individuals in the U.S.

We’re accepting participants, click below to see if you apply!

WA State Equity and Diversity Study

Understanding the health, economic, and social needs and strengths of LGBTQ+ Washingtonians. Key findings illustrate that LGBTQ+ and racial and ethnic minorities in WA state experience systemic and intersectional disparities that are elevated for LGBTQ+ BIPOC communities.

Funded by University of Washington Population Health Initiative’s Pilot Research Grant.