ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

OVERVIEW

Dr. Katz-Wise uses mixed methods to investigate sexual orientation and gender identity development, sexual fluidity, health disparities related to sexual orientation and gender identity in adolescents and young adults, and psychosocial functioning in families with transgender youth. She is currently working on an NIH-funded community-based study using longitudinal mixed methods to examine how the family environment affects the health and well-being of transgender adolescents and to develop an intervention to support families with transgender youth.

BACKGROUND

Dr. Katz-Wise is an Assistant Professor in Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). She also co-directs the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Research Group at BCH and HSPH. In addition to research, Dr. Katz-Wise is involved with advocacy efforts at BCH to improve the workplace climate and patient care for LGBTQ individuals, including her role as co-chair for the BCH Rainbow Consortium on Sexual and Gender Diversity. She also serves on the HMS LGBT Advisory Committee and is a HMS Sexual and Gender Minority Curriculum Development Fellow. Dr. Katz-Wise co-founded the Alliance of Gender Affirming Professionals (AGAP), a group for professionals and trainees in greater Boston who work with transgender youth and families.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Bhattacharya N, Budge SL, Pantalone DW, Katz-Wise SL. Conceptualizing relationships among transgender and gender diverse youth and their caregivers. J Fam Psychol. 2020 Oct 29. View abstract
  2. Shrier LA, Burke PJ, Jonestrask C, Katz-Wise SL. Applying systems thinking and human-centered design to development of intervention implementation strategies: An example from adolescent health research. J Public Health Res. 2020 Oct 14; 9(4):1746. View abstract
  3. Kidd KM, Sequeira GM, Paglisotti T, Katz-Wise SL, Kazmerski TM, Hillier A, Miller E, Dowshen N. "This Could Mean Death for My Child": Parent Perspectives on Laws Banning Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2020 Oct 13. View abstract
  4. Katz-Wise SL, Gordon AR, Burke PJ, Jonestrask C, Shrier LA. Healthcare Clinician and Staff Perspectives on Facilitators and Barriers to Ideal Sexual Health Care to High-Risk Depressed Young Women: A Qualitative Study of Diverse Clinic Systems. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2020 Aug; 33(4):363-371. View abstract
  5. Guss CE, Woolverton GA, Borus J, Austin SB, Reisner SL, Katz-Wise SL. Transgender Adolescents' Experiences in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study. J Adolesc Health. 2019 09; 65(3):344-349. View abstract
  6. Charlton BM, Nava-Coulter B, Coles MS, Katz-Wise SL. Teen Pregnancy Experiences of Sexual Minority Women. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2019 Oct; 32(5):499-505. View abstract
  7. Charlton BM, Kahn JA, Sarda V, Katz-Wise SL, Spiegelman D, Missmer SA, Austin SB. Maternal Factors and Sexual Orientation-Related Disparities in Cervical Cancer Prevention. Womens Health Issues. 2019 May - Jun; 29(3):238-244. View abstract
  8. Burke PJ, Katz-Wise SL, Spalding A, Shrier LA. Intimate Relationships and Sexual Behavior in Young Women withDepression. J Adolesc Health. 2018 10; 63(4):429-434. View abstract
  9. Doan Van EE, Mereish EH, Woulfe JM, Katz-Wise SL. Perceived Discrimination, Coping Mechanisms, and Effects on Health in Bisexual and Other Non-Monosexual Adults. Arch Sex Behav. 2019 01; 48(1):159-174. View abstract
  10. Menino DD, Katz-Wise SL, Vetters R, Reisner SL. Associations Between the Length of Time from Transgender Identity Recognition to Hormone Initiation and Smoking Among Transgender Youth and Young Adults. Transgend Health. 2018; 3(1):82-87. View abstract
  11. Charlton BM, Roberts AL, Rosario M, Katz-Wise SL, Calzo JP, Spiegelman D, Austin SB. Teen Pregnancy Risk Factors Among Young Women of Diverse Sexual Orientations. Pediatrics. 2018 04; 141(4). View abstract
  12. Calzo JP, Katz-Wise SL, Charlton BM, Gordon AR, Krieger N. Addressing the dearth of critical gender analysis in public health and medical pedagogy: an interdisciplinary seminar to generate student-created teaching examples. Crit Public Health. 2019; 29(1):18-26. View abstract
  13. Katz-Wise SL, Ehrensaft D, Vetters R, Forcier M, Austin SB. Family Functioning and Mental Health of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth in the Trans Teen and Family Narratives Project. J Sex Res. 2018 May -Jun; 55(4-5):582-590. View abstract
  14. Guss CE, Austin SB, Katz-Wise SL. The Authors reply. J Adolesc Health. 2017 11; 61(5):663-664. View abstract
  15. Katz-Wise SL, Williams DN, Keo-Meier CL, Budge SL, Pardo S, Sharp C. Longitudinal Associations of Sexual Fluidity and Health in Transgender Men and Cisgender Women and Men. Psychol Sex Orientat Gend Divers. 2017; 4(4):460-471. View abstract
  16. Mereish EH, Katz-Wise SL, Woulfe J. Bisexual-Specific Minority Stressors, Psychological Distress, and Suicidality in Bisexual Individuals: the Mediating Role of Loneliness. Prev Sci. 2017 08; 18(6):716-725. View abstract
  17. Austin SB, Gordon AR, Ziyadeh NJ, Charlton BM, Katz-Wise SL, Samnaliev M. Stigma and Health-Related Quality of Life in Sexual Minorities. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 53(4):559-566. View abstract
  18. Katz-Wise SL, Budge SL, Fugate E, Flanagan K, Touloumtzis C, Rood B, Perez-Brumer A, Leibowitz S. Transactional Pathways of Transgender Identity Development in Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth and Caregivers from the Trans Youth Family Study. Int J Transgend. 2017; 18(3):243-263. View abstract
  19. Katz-Wise SL, Rosario M, Calzo JP, Scherer EA, Sarda V, Austin SB. Associations of Timing of Sexual Orientation Developmental Milestones and Other Sexual Minority Stressors with Internalizing Mental Health Symptoms Among Sexual Minority Young Adults. Arch Sex Behav. 2017 Jul; 46(5):1441-1452. View abstract
  20. Katz-Wise SL, Budge SL, Orovecz JJ, Nguyen B, Nava-Coulter B, Thomson K. Imagining the future: Perspectives among youth and caregivers in the trans youth family study. J Couns Psychol. 2017 Jan; 64(1):26-40. View abstract
  21. Katz-Wise SL, Rosario M, Tsappis M. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth and Family Acceptance. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 12; 63(6):1011-1025. View abstract
  22. Katz-Wise SL, Mereish EH, Woulfe J. Associations of Bisexual-Specific Minority Stress and Health Among Cisgender and Transgender Adults with Bisexual Orientation. J Sex Res. 2017 09; 54(7):899-910. View abstract
  23. Guss CE, Williams DN, Reisner SL, Austin SB, Katz-Wise SL. Disordered Weight Management Behaviors, Nonprescription Steroid Use, and Weight Perception in Transgender Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2017 01; 60(1):17-22. View abstract
  24. Mereish EH, Katz-Wise SL, Woulfe J. We're Here and We're Queer: Sexual Orientation and Sexual Fluidity Differences Between Bisexual and Queer Women. J Bisex. 2017; 17(1):125-139. View abstract
  25. Katz-Wise SL, Reisner SL, White Hughto JM, Budge SL. Self-Reported Changes in Attractions and Social Determinants of Mental Health in Transgender Adults. Arch Sex Behav. 2017 Jul; 46(5):1425-1439. View abstract
  26. Reisner SL, Katz-Wise SL, Gordon AR, Corliss HL, Austin SB. Social Epidemiology of Depression and Anxiety by Gender Identity. J Adolesc Health. 2016 08; 59(2):203-8. View abstract
  27. Katz-Wise SL, Rosario M, Calzo JP, Scherer EA, Sarda V, Austin SB. Endorsement and Timing of Sexual Orientation Developmental Milestones Among Sexual Minority Young Adults in the Growing Up Today Study. J Sex Res. 2017 02; 54(2):172-185. View abstract
  28. Katz-Wise SL, Scherer EA, Calzo JP, Sarda V, Jackson B, Haines J, Austin SB. Sexual Minority Stressors, Internalizing Symptoms, and Unhealthy Eating Behaviors in Sexual Minority Youth. Ann Behav Med. 2015 Dec; 49(6):839-52. View abstract
  29. Guss C, Shumer D, Katz-Wise SL. Transgender and gender nonconforming adolescent care: psychosocial and medical considerations. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 27(4):421-6. View abstract
  30. Mason SM, MacLehose RF, Katz-Wise SL, Austin SB, Neumark-Sztainer D, Harlow BL, Rich-Edwards JW. Childhood abuse victimization, stress-related eating, and weight status in young women. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Oct; 25(10):760-6.e2. View abstract
  31. Katz-Wise SL, Reisner SL, Hughto JW, Keo-Meier CL. Differences in Sexual Orientation Diversity and Sexual Fluidity in Attractions Among Gender Minority Adults in Massachusetts. J Sex Res. 2016; 53(1):74-84. View abstract
  32. Katz-Wise SL, Calzo JP, Li G, Pollitt A. Same data, different perspectives: what is at stake? Response to Savin-Williams and Joyner (2014a). Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Jan; 44(1):15-9. View abstract
  33. Katz-Wise SL, Everett B, Scherer EA, Gooding H, Milliren CE, Austin SB. Factors Associated with Sexual Orientation and Gender Disparities in Chronic Pain Among U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults. Prev Med Rep. 2015; 2:765-772. View abstract
  34. Katz-Wise SL, Hyde JS. Sexual Fluidity and Related Attitudes and Beliefs Among Young Adults with a Same-Gender Orientation. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Jul; 44(5):1459-70. View abstract
  35. Gooding HC, Milliren C, McLaughlin KA, Richmond TK, Katz-Wise SL, Rich-Edwards J, Austin SB. Child maltreatment and blood pressure in young adulthood. Child Abuse Negl. 2014 Nov; 38(11):1747-54. View abstract
  36. Li G, Katz-Wise SL, Calzo JP. The unjustified doubt of add health studies on the health disparities of non-heterosexual adolescents: comment on Savin-Williams and Joyner (2014). Arch Sex Behav. 2014 Aug; 43(6):1023-6. View abstract
  37. Katz-Wise SL, Blood EA, Milliren CE, Calzo JP, Richmond TK, Gooding HC, Austin SB. Sexual orientation disparities in BMI among U.S. adolescents and young adults in three race/ethnicity groups. J Obes. 2014; 2014:537242. View abstract
  38. Katz-Wise SL, Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Jackson B, Haines J, Austin SB. Child abuse as a predictor of gendered sexual orientation disparities in body mass index trajectories among U.S. youth from the Growing Up Today Study. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jun; 54(6):730-8. View abstract
  39. Katz-Wise SL. Sexual fluidity in young adult women and men: Associations with sexual orientation and sexual identity development. Psychology and Sexuality. 2014. View abstract
  40. Katz-Wise SL, Hyde JS. Sexuality and gender: The interplay. In Tolman D, Diamond L, editors. APA handbook of sexuality and psychology, Vol 1: Person-based approaches. 2014; 29-62. View abstract
  41. Katz-Wise SL, Budge SL, Lindberg SM, Hyde JS. Individuation or Identification? Self-Objectification and the Mother-Adolescent Relationship. Psychol Women Q. 2013 Sep 01; 37(3). View abstract
  42. Budge SL, Katz-Wise SL, Tebbe E, Howard KAS, Schneider CL, Rodriguez A. Transgender emotional and coping processes: Facilitative and avoidant coping throughout gender transitioning. The Counseling Psychologist. 2013; (41):601-647. View abstract
  43. Katz-Wise SL, Hyde JS. Victimization experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals: a meta-analysis. J Sex Res. 2012; 49(2-3):142-67. View abstract
  44. Katz-Wise SL, Priess HA, Hyde JS. Gender-role attitudes and behavior across the transition to parenthood. Dev Psychol. 2010 Jan; 46(1):18-28. View abstract