Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations
Chair, Department of Family & Community Health
Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, The Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Dr. Bauermeister uses interdisciplinary research and intervention methods to promote health equity among sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations.

José Arturo Bauermeister, MPH, PhD (he/him) is Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health. His research integrates perspectives from public health, social science, medicine and human sexuality to create behavior change interventions that can reduce the health disparities experienced by sexual and gender minority adolescents and young adults. His work has been published in over 250 scientific publications and book chapters in the areas of HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ+ health, behavioral health, and cognitive and emotional well-being.  He has received over $40 million in funding as principal investigator and over $200 million as co-investigator in federally-funded research. Dr. Bauermeister is Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow, and a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

“Investment in and synergy between systems-level interventions, community partnerships, digital engagement, and biomedical innovations are necessary to optimize the health and well-being of LGBTQ communities.”


  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2006
  • MPH, University of Michigan, 2004
  • BA, University of Puerto Rico–Mayagüez, 2002