Ulrike Boehmer, PhD

Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
Ulrike Boehmer
(617) 638-5835boehmer@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT454
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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. Recently she edited a book entitled, Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique perspectives from Risk to Survivorship, which is the first book ever written on cancer in LGBT communities. 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.


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHSB760


  • Published on 2/22/2016

    Boehmer U, Tripodis Y, Bazzi AR, Winter M, Clark MA. Fear of cancer recurrence in survivor and caregiver dyads: differences by sexual orientation and how dyad members influence each other. J Cancer Surviv. 2016 Feb 22. PMID: 26899851.

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  • Published on 12/24/2015

    Boehmer U, Elk R. LGBT Populations and Cancer: Is It an Ignored Epidemic? LGBT Health. 2015 Dec 24. PMID: 26698385.

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  • Published on 6/2/2015

    Boehmer U, Ozonoff A, Potter J. Sexual Minority Women's Health Behaviors and Outcomes After Breast Cancer. LGBT Health. 2015 Sep; 2(3):221-7. PMID: 26788670.

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  • 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. PMID: 25563700.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique Perspectives from Risk to Survivorship Editors: Boehmer, Ulrike, Elk, Ronit (Eds.). Springer. New York. 2015; 335.

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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. PMID: 24888807.

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  • Published on 4/25/2014

    Boehmer U, Miao X, Linkletter C, Clark MA. Health Conditions in Younger, Middle, and Older Ages: Are There Differences by Sexual Orientation? LGBT Health. 2014 Sep; 1(3):168-76. PMID: 26789710.

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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. PMID: 24670430.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Sommers EBoehmer U. Using Acupuncture to Address Fear of Recurrence among Breast Cancer Survivors. American Acupuncturist. 2014; (67):7-10.

  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Coping and benefit finding among long-term breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations. Women & Therapy. 2014; 37(3-4):222-241.

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