VUSNAPS

I provide expert testimony for the court in asylum cases involving sexual and gender minority African nationals.

With multiple coauthors, I examine the effects of LGBT-related policies on health and health disparities in the US.

I am the Principal Investigator of the Vanderbilt University Social Networks, Aging, and Policy Study (VUSNAPS). VUSNAPS is a longitudinal study of the lives and networks of older LGBTQ adults in the South. The study is funded by the National Institute on Aging. Learn more at vusnaps.com.


READ the VUSNAPS Wave 1 Community Research Summary here. 

Expert Testimony

PROJECTS

I have several long-term projects related to LGBT health, rights, policy, and organizing in Malawi, 

Mozambique, Nigeria, and Senegal.

LGBT Population Health and policy

I am studying how LGBTQ populations, including older adults, students, and 18+ adults, are changing their social and sexual behaviors in response to Covid-19. 

This NIH-funded study examines health and aging among 50 to 76 year old LGBT adults living in the US South.

The pandemic has dramatically altered the social lives of Americans and added additional economic pressures. In a series of new papers with Jonathan Metzl and others, we consider how pandemic measures affected American gun violence and how mental health research on gun violence needs to adapt to the pandemic context.

sociologist. educator. thought leader. 

vANDERBILT uNIVERSITY sOCIAL nETWORKS, aGING, and Policy Study (vu-snaps)

COVID-19 and American Gun Violence

VUSNAPS

CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH

sociologist. EDUCATOR.thought leader.

working FOR THE

INCLUSION OF

LGBTQ people, families, and communities in

RESEARCH AND POLICY 

lgbt hEALTH AND rIGHTS IN aFRICAN cONTEXTS