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 at the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Dr. Bauermeister uses interdisciplinary strategies to advance research and intervention methods aimed at decreasing LGBTQ disparities and improving health equity for 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 interdisciplinary strategies to curtail health disparities among sexual and gender minority adolescents and young adults. His work has been published over 200 scientific publications and book chapters in the areas of HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ health, and cognitive and emotional well-being.  He has been funded for $30 million as principal investigator in federal and foundation awards and over $120 million as co-investigator in federally-funded research. Dr. Bauermeister is Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s 2019 class of Health Innovators Fellows, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

“Investment in and synergy between systems-level interventions, digital strategies, and biomedical technologies will be 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