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E. wb2273@cumc.columbia.edu

P. (646) 774-6953

Walter Bockting, Ph.D.


Research Scientist

Co-Director, Program for the Study of LGBT Health

Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Nursing)


Walter Bockting, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and an internationally known sexuality researcher, and is Co-director of the Program for the Study of LGBT Health in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health. He is a Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Nursing) at Columbia University, and in the Columbia University School of Nursing, is Co-Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved.

After received his doctoral degree in psychology from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Dr. Bockting for 20 years directed transgender health services at the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota. He also served on the graduate faculty of Gender and Sexuality Studies and was a co-founder of the University’s Leo Fung Center for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Disorders of Sex Development. Dr. Bockting’s research interests include gender identity development, transgender health, sexuality and the Internet, and HIV prevention. His work has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Dr. Bockting is the author of many scientific articles and textbook chapters, and editor of five books, including Transgender Health and HIV Prevention (Haworth Press, 2005) and Guidelines for Transgender Care (The Haworth Press, 2006). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Transgenderism, Associate Editor of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Homosexuality, the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the International Journal of Sexual Health. He is past president and fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, as well as immediate past president and a member of the board of directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.In 2010-2011, Dr. Bockting served on the National Academies' Institute of Medicine Committee on LGBT health issues, research gaps and opportunities.


EDUCATION 

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ph.D.. 1998 Medical Psychology
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Drs. 1988 Clinical Psychology
University of Minnesota Medical School. Minneapolis Ph.D. 1990 Post-Doc Fellowship

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1992-1998     University of Minnesota Medical School: (Department of Family Practice and Community Health) Counselor/Instructor

1999-2004   University of Minnesota, Medical School: (Department of Family Practice and Community Health) Assistant Professor

2004-2011   University of Minnesota Medical School: (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health) Associate Professor with tenure

2011-2012   University of Minnesota Medical School: (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health) Professor with tenure

2012   University of Minnesota, Medical School: (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health) Director of Research, Program in Human Sexuality

2012-present   Columbia University Medical Center: (Department of Psychiatry and School of Nursing)/New York State Psychiatry Institute), Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry and Nursing

 

HONORS 

1997-present     Member, American Psychological Association; Task Force on Gender Identity, Gender Variance, and Intersex Conditions (2005-2007); Member, Division 44, Society on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual issues (2001-present); Task Force on Guidelines for Transgender Clients (2011-present)

2000-present   Member, International Academy of Sex Research

2004-2005   President, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

2006   Fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

2009-2011   President, World Professional Association for Transgender Health

2010-2011   Member, Institute of Medicine Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities, National Academy of Sciences