Markus Boos, MD, PhD – University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital
Relatively little is known about the dermatologic needs of sexual and gender minority (SGM) persons, and no research has been performed specifically evaluating the needs of SGM children and youth. This is an observational, cross-sectional, survey-based study that will assess the dermatologic needs and concerns of sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer) relative to their cis-gender/heterosexual peers. This project will directly address knowledge gaps in our understanding of the skin health of a historically vulnerable population, and will lay the groundwork for developing future studies addressing those dermatologic discrepancies identified in SGM youth.
Funded as a 2018 PeDRA Pilot Grant. Currently enrolling patients.