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Program for the Study of LGBT Health

The Program for the Study of LGBT Health at Columbia Nursing focuses on research, education, training, and policy to better serve the LGBT community.

The Program for the Study of LGBT Health is designed to promote the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people worldwide through the key areas of research, clinical care, education and training, and innovative policy development.

The program is a collaboration between Columbia University School of Nursing, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Located in one of the most active and visible LGBT communities in the world, the program is uniquely suited to provide leadership to promote the health and wellness of LGBT people.

The program seeks to:

  • Advance the science of LGBT health
  • Educate the next generation of health providers
  • Provide the LGBT community with culturally and scientifically competent health and mental health care
  • Develop models of comprehensive multi-disciplinary care
  • Produce evidence-based guidelines to address specific health care needs
  • Provide scientific evidence to inform public policy. 

Learn more about the program