Walter J. Lear Student Award
The Caucus established the Walter J. Lear Outstanding Student Research Award to recognize exceptional
work by students on LGBT-related issues. The award consists of a stipend and free caucus membership.
All students who submit an abstract to the Caucus for consideration for the annual meeting are eligible for this award.
Walter J. Lear was one of the founders and a longtime chair of the Caucus.
He founded the Caucus in 1975 and worked with APHA to inform them of our health issues and the need for research.
Click here to read Walter's Obituary
Thanks to Carmine Novembre of Pfizer for support of the Walter Lear Student Award.
||Janelle Downing, MS
||Socio-economic determinants of unmet need for gender-confirming healthcare
||Sari Reisner, MA
||Sexual orientation disparities in substance abuse in a sample of patients engaged in care at an urban community health center: The mediating roles of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence
||Aleksandar Kecojevic, MPH
||Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among High-risk LGBT Youth
||Sexual orientation and suicide attempts: Results from the California Quality of Life Survey II
||Mark Hatzenbuehler, MS, MPhil
||State-level discrimination policies: Environmental risk factors for psychiatric morbidity in LGB populations
||John R. Blosnich, BA, MPH
||Violence by any other name: Using population-based data to explore intimate partner violence (IPV) among same-sex relationships in the United States
||Annesa Flentje Santa, MA
||Reflections on policy and practices: LGBT veterans' experiences while in the military
||Allegra Raboff Gordon, MPH
||Gender nonconformity as a target of prejudice, discrimination, and violence against LGB individuals
||Anthony DiStefano, PhD, MPH
||Violence and Self-Harm Among LGBT People in Japan
||Amari Pearson-Fields, MPH
||Diversity within Diversity: Understanding the Impact of Gender Identity on Cancer Screening Adherence among African American Lesbians
||Diane S. Tider, BA, MPH
||Knowledge of HPV and effects on sexual behavior of gay/bisexual men