Leigh A. Bukowski, MPH

Leigh Bukowski received her MPH from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health with a certificate in LGBT Health and Wellness. She also served as the Senior Research Manager in the Center for LGBT Health and Wellness within the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. Her work focused primarily on the management of Promoting Our Worth, Equality, and Resilience (POWER), a study of delayed access to HIV testing and care among Black men who have sex with men and Black transgender women in the United States. Leigh’s research with the POWER sample has focused on exploring social determinants of health among Black transgender women in the United States. For this work, she was awarded the Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren Prize for Young Investigators for Track D: Social and Political Research, Law, Policy, and Human Rights during the 2016 International AIDS Conference held in Durban, South Africa.