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John R. Blosnich, PhD, MPH – Career Development Awardee

John R. Blosnich, PhD, MPH John R. Blosnich, PhD, MPH
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Pittsburgh, PA 


John R. Blosnich, PhD, MPH, is a research health scientist with the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He earned his PhD in Public Health Sciences in 2011 from West Virginia University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in suicide prevention at the University of Rochester, where he began his VA research in collaboration with the VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention. His research areas of expertise include interpersonal and self-directed violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Dr. Blosnich's program of health equity research in VA focuses on LGBT Veterans, with specific attention to suicidal risk and examining ways that information about patients' social determinants of health can be part of adaptive health care systems.

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