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Rutgers: Dean Launches New LGBTQ Public Health Academic Journal

Rutgers School of Public Health Dean Perry N. Halkitis, has launched “Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health” with Springer. Ms. Kristen Krause, and one of Dean Halkitis’ mentees, is serving as the deputy editor.

The first issue is slated to be released online in March, 2020, and in print in December, 2020. For the first three years, the journal will be open access.

The journal aims to bring together state-of-the-art scholarship across disciplines, enhancing the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals at the population level with an eye to the intersectional identities that SGM people possess. A world renowned group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) public and population health experts serve as members of the journal’s editorial boards.

“To date, no journal has focused on the public health aspects of sexual and gender minority populations. With these populations under attack, this journal is both timely and critically important,” says Dr. Halkitis. “LGBTQ health is part and parcel of public health.”

The journal will publish quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies conceptualized using a biopsychosocial paradigm. Accepted studies will delineate the biomedical, psychological, behavioral, psychosocial, social, and structural drivers of SGM health across the lifespan as well as innovative interventions that function on any of those levels to the enhance the health and well-being of the population.

Papers that advance education, policies, laws, and approaches to enhance SGM care and health will be considered.

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