Ulrike Boehmer, PhD

Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
Ulrike Boehmer
(617) 638-5835boehmer@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT454
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Biography

Dr. Ulrike Boehmer is an Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Boehmer received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Boston College and graduate degrees in Political Science and History from Technische Hochschule in Germany. Dr. Boehmer’s research interests are in the areas of health disparities, women’s health, LGBT health, and cancer prevention and control. For the past several years, she received funding from the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society and other funding agencies to investigate differences in quality of life, cancer prevalence, cancer mortality, and health-related decision-making, while examining disparities due to sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. One primary research area focuses on overcoming the absence of sexual orientation data in the context of population surveillance by applying novel methodologies. Her ongoing research program focuses on expanding the available data on health disparities in sexual minorities and working towards intervention to reduce the disease burden. Dr. Boehmer is recognized as a leader in LGBT health, especially in the context of cancer. Currently she is co-editing a book entitled, Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique perspectives from Risk to Survivorship. Since 2014, she has been appointed as a voting member to the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women for a 2-year term.

Education

  • Boston College, MA
  • Boston College, PhD
  • Technische Hochschule, Staatsexamen

Classes Taught

  • SPHSB805

Publications

  • Published on 1/6/2015

    Kamen C, Mustian K, Johnson MO, Boehmer U. Same-sex couples matter in cancer care. J Oncol Pract. 2015 Mar; 11(2):e212-5.

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  • Published on 6/2/2014

    Bare MG, Margolies L, Boehmer U. Omission of sexual and gender minority patients. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 10; 32(20):2182-3.

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  • Published on 3/26/2014

    Boehmer U, Miao X, Maxwell NI, Ozonoff A. Sexual minority population density and incidence of lung, colorectal and female breast cancer in California. BMJ Open. 2014; 4(3):e004461.

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  • Published on 11/14/2013

    Deputy NP, Boehmer U. Weight status and sexual orientation: differences by age and within racial and ethnic subgroups. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jan; 104(1):103-9.

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  • Published on 9/20/2013

    Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Lesbian and bisexual women''s adjustment after a breast cancer diagnosis. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2013 Sep-Oct; 19(5):280-92.

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  • Published on 6/3/2013

    Boehmer U, Ozonoff A, Timm A, Winter M, Potter J. After breast cancer: sexual functioning of sexual minority survivors. J Sex Res. 2014; 51(6):681-9.

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  • Published on 5/22/2013

    Raj A, Boehmer U. Girl child marriage and its association with national rates of HIV, maternal health, and infant mortality across 97 countries. Violence Against Women. 2013 Apr; 19(4):536-51.

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  • Published on 2/28/2013

    Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations: which factors explain survivors' quality of life and adjustment? Ann Oncol. 2013 Jun; 24(6):1622-30.

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  • Published on 1/18/2013

    Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Long-term breast cancer survivors' symptoms and morbidity: differences by sexual orientation? J Cancer Surviv. 2013 Jun; 7(2):203-10.

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  • Published on 12/1/2012

    Boehmer U, Cooley TP, Clark MA. Cancer and men who have sex with men: a systematic review. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Dec; 13(12):e545-53.

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