VUSNAPS

sociologist. educator. thought leader. 

lgbt hEALTH AND rIGHTS IN aFRICAN cONTEXTS

working FOR THE

INCLUSION OF

LGBTQ people, families, and communities in

RESEARCH AND POLICY 

VUSNAPS

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

PROJECTS

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

LGBT Population Health and policy

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

sociologist. EDUCATOR.thought leader.

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. 

CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH

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.

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

Mozambique, Nigeria, and Senegal.

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

Expert Testimony

COVID-19 and American Gun Violence