Wendy Bostwick, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Health Systems Science Department, College of Nursing, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her MPH and PhD in Community Health Sciences from UIC and completed post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan. Wendy conducts research related to health disparities among sexual and gender minority populations, with a focus on mental health and substance use among bisexual populations. She has engaged in women’s health activism, research and advocacy for over 20 years. Her research relies on multiple approaches, including survey research, qualitative interviews, and electronic diaries.
Her current work explores how microaggressions associated with race, gender, sexual orientation and their intersection may affect mental and physical health among racially and ethnically diverse bisexual women and men. Her research has been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the American Institute of Bisexuality, among others. Some of the publications where her work has appeared include the American Journal of Public Health, the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Culture, Health & Sexuality, LGBT Health, and the Journal of Bisexuality.