John R. Blosnich, PhD, MPH
John R. Blosnich, PhD, MPH is a Research Health Scientist with the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine 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 at the VA focuses on LGBT veterans, with specific attention to suicidal prevention and examining ways that patients’ social determinants of health data can be integrated into adaptive health care systems. His 5-year VA Health Services Research & Development Career Development Award is the first to study transgender health nationally across the VA.