At the Lesbian Health & Research Center we’re passionate about bringing people together for a greater purpose: to speed up the pace of research for the LBTQ community and to close the gap in LBTQ health disparities. We’re the only lesbian-focused health and research organization housed within one of the world’s premier health science institutions, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where we’re part of the School of Medicine (National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health) and the School of Nursing (Institute for Health & Aging).
We’re dedicated to improving the health and well being of lesbians, bisexual women and transgender individuals. In pursuing our mission we:
- Facilitate and conduct research, education, training and public service, reflective of a broad vision of health and a strong commitment to community collaborations.
- Facilitate health research on lesbians, bisexual women and transgender individuals using the skills and experiences of renowned UCSF faculty, as well as other nationally recognized collaborators.
- Serve as an ongoing forum for the research community and the lesbian, bisexual women and transgender communities to participate in research.
- Ensure that the results of research on LBTQ health are widely disseminated and used in a broad range of settings, from clinical care applications to policy implementation.