Center Receives Funding for LGBTQ+ Academic Journal

The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) has received $25,000 from the PRIDE Alliance People and Business Resource Group at Bristol Myers Squibb to support their journal, Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health.

The journal, which is published quarterly by Springer, brings together state-of-the-art scholarship across disciplines, enhancing the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority individuals and their intersectional identities. Since its launch in 2019 by school dean and center director, Perry N. Halkitis, the journal has amassed several highly-notable LGBTQ+ public and population health experts to serve as members of its editorial board.

“Bristol Myers Squibb’s support will allow us to continue publishing timely, relevant, and culturally appropriate peer-reviewed science that seeks to improve the health and well-being of the LGTBQ+ community,” said Kristen Krause, the journal’s founding deputy editor.

“PRIDE Alliance at Bristol Myers Squibb is proud to support this important journal on LGBTQ+ public health, which is aligned with one of our goals of reducing LGBTQ+ health disparities,” said Paul Shay, Global Lead, PRIDE Alliance People and Business Resource Group, Bristol Myers Squibb.  

The first to focus on the public health aspects of sexual and gender minority populations, the journal publishes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies conceptualized using a biopsychosocial paradigm.

The journal’s fourth issue will focus on COVID-19 and will be available in December of 2020.


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