Elizabeth Boskey

Elizabeth Boskey, PhD, MPH, LICSW

Social Worker

    Contact: (617) 577-2740

Medical Services


  • Transgender Health Care


  • Plastic and Oral Surgery


  • English


  • Social Work
To schedule an appointment: Call (617) 577-2740
Elizabeth Boskey

Philosophy of Care 

I believe that people are the experts in their own lives, and that it is my primary role as a medical social worker to help people advocate for their own goals and decisions around medical care.

Experience and Education


Graduate Degree

Johns Hopkins, 2000

Baltimore, MD

Graduate Degree

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2001

Baltimore, MD

Graduate Degree

University of Louisville, 2015

Louisville, KY

Professional History

Elizabeth is a former college professor who went into social work because she wanted to combine her research with patient care. She is passionate about improving access to high-quality medical care for transgender children and adults.


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  1. Boskey AL, Donnelly E, Boskey E, Spevak L, Ma Y, Zhang W, Lappe J, Recker RR. Examining the Relationships Between Bone Tissue Composition, Compositional Heterogeneity, and Fragility Fracture: A Matched Case-Controlled FTIRI Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 May; 31(5):1070-81.
  2. Boskey ER. Spirituality and Sexuality - When Religious Clients Present for Sex Therapy. Contemporary Sexuality. 2015.
  3. Boskey ER. Understanding Transgender Identity Development in Childhood and Adolescence. American Journal of Sexuality Education. 2014; 4(9):445-63.
  4. Boskey ER. Social and Medical Transitioning Options for Gender Non-Conforming Children. Contemporary Sexuality. 2013.
  5. Boskey ER. Sexuality in the DSM5 - Research, Relevance, and Reaction. Contemporary Sexuality. 2013.
  6. Boskey, ER. Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Anheier HK, Juergenmeyer M, editors. Ch. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2012.
  7. Gourion-Arsiquaud S, Faibish D, Myers E, Spevak L, Compston J, Hodsman A, Shane E, Recker RR, Boskey ER, Boskey AL. Use of FTIR spectroscopic imaging to identify parameters associated with fragility fracture. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Sep; 24(9):1565-71.
  8. Boskey ER. Alternative therapies for bacterial vaginosis: a literature review and acceptability survey. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 Sep-Oct; 11(5):38-43.
  9. Boskey ER, Atherly-Trim SA, O'Campo PJ, Strobino DM, Misra DP, Misra P. Acceptability of a self-sampling technique to collect vaginal smears for gram stain diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis. Womens Health Issues. 2004 Jan-Feb; 14(1):14-8.
  10. Boskey ER, Moench TR, Hees PS, Cone RA. A self-sampling method to obtain large volumes of undiluted cervicovaginal secretions. Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Feb; 30(2):107-9.
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  12. Boskey ER, Cone RA, Whaley KJ, Moench TR. Origins of vaginal acidity: high D/L lactate ratio is consistent with bacteria being the primary source. Hum Reprod. 2001 Sep; 16(9):1809-13.
  13. Boskey ER, Telsch KM, Whaley KJ, Moench TR, Cone RA. Acid production by vaginal flora in vitro is consistent with the rate and extent of vaginal acidification. Infect Immun. 1999 Oct; 67(10):5170-5.
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