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Diane Bruessow

MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Assistant Professor Adjunct; Core group member, Dean's Advisory Council (DAC) on LGBTQI+ Affairs, Yale Medicine Outlist; Committee member, Academic Affairs, PA Online Program, Yale Medicine; Committee member, Progress committee, PA Online Program, Yale Medicine

Research Summary

Research Interests:

  • Health care workforce
    • PA practice
    • Policy
  • Health disparities
    • Sexual orientation & Gender identity (SOGI)
    • Policy & Practice

Research to date:

  • Investigated PA practice performance improvement (PI) in domains where health disparities occur (Sexual orientation & gender identity, race & ethnicity, disability, health literacy and numeracy, food deserts/access)
    • Evaluated interventions
    • Explored duration/decay of professional behavioral change post-intervention

Research Interests

Competency-Based Education; Education, Medical; Gender Identity; Online Systems; Physician Assistants; Healthcare Disparities; Health Services for Transgender Persons; Transgender Persons; Gender Dysphoria; Sexual and Gender Minorities

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Selected Publications

  • Care of the LGBTQ+ PatientBruessow, D, Baker, J, McLaughlin, K: Care of the LGBTQ+ Patient in Van Rhee, J, Neary, S: Clinical Medicine for PAs. Springer Publishing. In Press.
  • Special Considerations: Sexual and Gender Minority WomenBruessow D: Special Considerations: Sexual and Gender Minority Women in O'Connor, ML, Haq, KL. When Women Speak Do Doctors Listen? A Women's Guide to Advocating for Her Health: Common Clinical Conditions & What to Ask Healthcare Providers. Mayo Clinic Press/Simon & Schuster. In Press.
  • LGBT Special PopulationsBruessow D: LGBT Special Populations in Kemle K, Demetrov, N: Palliative Care Medicine for Physician Assistants: Fostering Resilience and Managing Seriously Ill Patients. Oxford University Press. In Press.
  • The National LGBT Cancer Action Plan: A White Paper of the 2014 National Summit on Cancer in the LGBT Communities.Burkhalter JE, Margolies L, Sigurdsson HO, Walland J, Radix A, Rice D, Bucht FO, Sanchez NF, Bare MG, Boehmer U, Cahill S, Griebling TL, Bruessow DM, and Maingi S: The National LGBT Cancer Action Plan: A White Paper of the 2014 National Summit on Cancer in the LGBT Communities. LGBT Health. January 2016, 3(1): 19-31. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2015.0118.
  • LGBT Best and Promising Practices Throughout the Cancer Continuum,Buchting FO, Margolies L, Bare MG, Bruessow D, Díaz-Toro EC, Kamen C, Ka‘opua LS, Lee TJ, Maingi S, O’Mahony S, Pearson-Fields A, Radix A, Scout. LGBT Best and Promising Practices Throughout the Cancer Continuum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: LGBT HealthLink; 2015. Available online at http://bit.ly/2csAqBV
  • Other Opportunities to Serve.Bruessow DM. Other opportunities to serve. Musings. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, April 8, 2013. http://bit.ly/1lqQSAl*
  • LGBT Health Policy Priorities for 2013Bruessow DM. LGBT Health Policy Priorities for 2013. Musings. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, November 19, 2012. http://bit.ly/1rAQsrV *
  • Exploring Sex and GenderBruessow DM. Exploring Sex and Gender. Musings. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, September 3, 2012. http://bit.ly/1qcvf9Y*
  • LGBT Pride Month 2012Bruessow DM. LGBT Pride Month 2012. Musings. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, June 26, 2012 http://bit.ly/1iI5EmR*
  • National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2012Bruessow DM. National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2012. Musings. Journal of the American Academy PAs, April 9, 2012. http://bit.ly/1plaV6R*
  • LGBT Health 2011Bruessow DM. LGBT Health 2011. Musings. Journal of the American Academy of PAs. January 23, 2012. http://bit.ly/1jPLm5Q*
  • 7th Edition of the Standards of Care for Transhealth Now AvailableBruessow DM. 7th Edition of the Standards of Care for Transhealth Now Available. Musings. Journal of the American Academy of PAs. October 31, 2011. http://bit.ly/1jPGDRK*
  • The 2011 Healthcare Equality IndexBruessow DM. The 2011 Healthcare Equality Index. Musings. Journal of the American Academy of PAs. July 30, 2011. http://bit.ly/1sGAL6M
  • Protections for LGBT PA StudentsBruessow DM. Protection for LGBT PA Students. Musings. Journal of the American Academy of PAs. May 5, 2011. http://bit.ly/2pbvR5F
  • Employment nondiscrimination for LGBT PAsBruessow DM. Employment nondiscrimination for LGBT PAs. Musings. Journal of the American Academy of PAs. November 1, 2010. http://bit.ly/1lqS4ne