LGBTQIA Health and Health Disparities


  • To provide a network for nurse scientists at all careers stages interested in LGBTQIA health and health disparities research.
  • To share resources, ideas, and experiences through peer mentoring.
  • To create a forum that supports the development, conduct, and dissemination of high-quality research that benefits the health of LGBTQIA populations. 

Who Should Join?

Nurse scientists or clinicians who work with or are interested in working with LGBTQIA populations. For more information or to be added our e-mail list for updates and newsletters send us an e-mail at [email protected]Join this RIG!

Contact Information: 

Chair: Kasey Jackman, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC

Co-Chair: Jordon Bosse, PhD, RN

Recent Projects

  1. Quarterly newsletters (including relevant calls for abstracts, funding, and other resources)

  2. RIG member survey

  3. Established connections with other nursing LGBTQIA Health groups (e.g. GLMA Nursing Section; research & education work groups)

  4. RIG poster display at ENRS Conference 2017 (pictures and additional descriptions at the end)

Publications & Presentations

ENRS Conference Symposia


  1. The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Populations across the Lifespan. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA.

    1. The Elder LGBT Interprofessional Collaborative Care Program (e-linc): Cultivating a Practice Environment for Emerging Nurse Leaders, Partnering Together, and Promoting Wellness to Improve LGBT Health (S. Gabler)

    2. A Concept Analysis of Gender Nonconformity in Children (K. Jackman)

    3. It’s Complicated: Gender and Sexual Orientation Identity in LGBTQ Youth (J. Bosse & L. Chiodo)

    4. Patient and Providers Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Long-Term Care: A Systematic Review (B. Caceres)

  2. Why do I Need to Know? Collecting Data to Improve the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Populations. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA.

    1. Investigating Barriers to Documentation of Patient Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: A Qualitative Analysis of Inpatient Nurse Experiences (M. Harris)

    2. Making Your Questions Count: Measurement Issues Related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (J. Bosse & K. Jackman)

    3. Measuring Biological Sex in Health Sciences Research (M. Greene)


  1. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health in Nursing Education and Practice: Where We Are Now and Next Steps toward Greater Inclusivity. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Scientific Sessions, Pittsburgh, PA.

    1. Highlights of National Survey of BSN Faculty Knowledge, Experience and Readiness for Teaching LGBT Health (F. Lim)

    2. Nurse Practitioner’s multiple facilitators and barriers to providing lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) inclusive care: implications for nursing education (C. Dorsen)

    3. A Dialogue on Difference:  Addressing the Health Needs of LGBT Individuals through Nursing Education (B. Sugden, J. Bosse, R. Leblanc)

    4. Assessment of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Home Health Care: Nurses’ Perceived Training Needs (R. Bjarnadottir)

    5. Transgender Health in a Regional Emergency Department: Assessing Barriers to Care, Community Experiences, and Caregiver Preparedness to Create a Targeted Educational Intervention for Emergency Clinicians (T. Strout)

Manuscripts developed through RIG collaboration

  1. Bosse, J.D., Leblanc, R.G., Jackman, K., Bjarnadottir, R. (2018) Benefits of Implementing and Improving Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records. Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN, 36: 267-274.

  2. Jackman, K. & Bosse, J.D. (Under Review). Gender nonconformity in children: A concept analysis from the nursing perspective.

  3. Bosse, J. D. & Jackman, K. (Under Review). Acceptance is an Iterative Process: The Experiences of Parents with Gender Non-Conforming Children.