The mission of the Program for the Study of LGBT Health is to promote the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and communities through the key areas of research, clinical practice, education, and innovative policy development.
We are building a comprehensive understanding of the development of gender identity and sexual orientation in interaction with the social environment across the lifespan.
Current priorities areas include youth and families, gender identity development, transgender health, lesbian and bisexual women’s health, and aging.
We offer mental health evaluation, consultation, and treatment for LGBT children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Our providers are experts in the field of LGBT health and include faculty from Columbia Psychiatry, Pediatrics, the School of Nursing, and other disciplines.
Education and Training
We provide a forum for discussion of research and clinical issues on various topics through seminars and workgroups.
We offer training, consultation, and supervision for medical and mental health care providers working with LGBT people.
With an influential voice in contemporary public policy debates involving LGBT health, we serve as consultants and advocates for LGBT-affirming policies that are evidence-based.
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Our bi-weekly forum to discuss LGBT-related research and clinical issues on the health, mental health, and well-being of LGBT individuals, families, and communities is back.
Introducing specialty services for LGBT patients at ColumbiaDoctors Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Group.
In a kick-off to Pride month, come meet with our board-certified practitioners and discuss our new LGBT services! The LGBT Health Open House is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.