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My long-term research goal is to identify individual, dyadic, family, and structural variables that both contribute to the increased vulnerability to and protect against negative physical and mental health outcomes  among LGBTQ populations to inform interventions that will improve both short- and long-term physical and mental health. As a nurse and scientist, I value interdisciplinary collaboration and routinely work with others on the development of research ideas, studies, and manuscripts. I have also mentored undergraduate and graduate students in the development and dissemination of research.

Theoretical Frameworks 

The primary theoretical approach I use to frame my work is Minority Stress Theory (Meyer, 2003), which suggests disparities in health conditions and risk behaviors are 1) partially due to the ongoing direct (discrimination and violence) and indirect (negative self-concept) stress of living in unwelcoming home and community environments, and 2)  can be moderated by connection to others with similar identities.  I also use Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection Theory (Rohner, 2015), which highlights the impact of perceived acceptance-rejection from parents (and alternate attachment figures) on coping and personality development. Mentors from developmental psychology, public health, and social epidemiology have introduced additional frameworks and lenses I  apply to my work including: the socioecological model, lifespan development, family systems theory, and intersectionality. 


My research thus far has highlighted the distinct, often overlapping nature of sexual orientation and gender identity as well as identified the role of social, structural, and interpersonal relationships on the mental health of LGBTQ+ young adults, including specific differences between sub-groups in that community. The findings are relevant to nurses in all levels of practice who work in pediatric, family, community, school, or public health settings as well as to clinicians and scientists from other disciplines who work with LGBTQ young people in their families.


Peer-Reviewed Publications (* = data-based; + = co-authored/co- first author)

  1. Tubbs-Cooley, J., Lavin, R. P., Lyndon, A., Anderson, J., Baernholdt, M., Berry, P., Bosse, J. D. …Friese, C. R. (2021) Stronger Together: The Case for Multidisciplinary Tenure Track Faculty in Academic Nursing. Nursing Outlook. [online ahead of print] DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.03.016

  2. *Bosse, J. D., Jackman, K. & Hughes, T. (2020). NINR Funding Dedicated to Sexual and Gender Minority Health: 1987-2018. Nursing Outlook, 68: 293-300. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2020.01.002

  3. Bosse, J. D. (2019). Sexual and gender identity development in young adults and implications for healthcare. Current Sexual Health Reports, 11: 274-286.  DOI: 10.1007/s11930-019-00215-w

  4. *Mariolis, T., Bosse, J. D., Martin, S., Wilson, A., Chiodo, L. C. (2019). A systematic review of the effectiveness of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder compared to other treatment modalities. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 10:2. DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000379

  5. *Jackman, K., Bosse, J. D., Eliason, M., Hughes, T. (2019) Sexual and Gender Minority Health in Nursing Research. Nursing Outlook, 67(1): 21-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.10.006

  6. Martin, S., Chiodo, L., Bosse, J.D., Wilson, A. (2019, June 4). In Response: The Next Stage of Buprenorphine Care for Opioid Use Disorder: A Narrative Review. Annals of Internal Medicine. DOI: 10/7326/L19-0145.

  7. Martin, S., Chiodo, L., Bosse, J.D., Wilson, A. (2018) The Next Stage of Buprenorphine Care for Opioid Use Disorder: A Narrative Review. Annals of Internal Medicine. 10.7326/M18-1652

  8. Vanhook, P., Bosse, J. D., Flinter, M., Poghosyan, L., Dunphy, L., & Barksdale D. (2018) Policy Brief: Emerging Role of Baccalaureate Registered Nurses in Primary Care. Nursing Outlook, 66(5): 52-17.  DOI:

  9. Martin, S., Bosse, J.D., Wilson, A., Losikoff, P. & Chiodo, L. (2018). Under one roof: Identification, evaluation, and treatment of chronic Hepatitis C in addiction care. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 13:10.

  10. Bosse, J. D., Leblanc, R. G., Jackman, K., Bjarnottir, R. I. (2018). Benefits of Implementing and Improving Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records. Computers, Informatics, and Nursing, 36(6): 267-274. DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000417

  11. Bosse, J. D., Simmonds, K., Hanson, C., Pulcini, J., Dunphy, L., Vanhook, P., Poghosyan, L. (2017). American Academy of Nursing Position Statement: Full Practice Authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses is Necessary to Transform Primary Care. Nursing Outlook, 65(6): 761-765. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.10.002

  12. *Bosse, J. D. & Chiodo, L. (2016). It’s Complicated: Gender and Sexual Orientation Identity in LGBTQ youth. Youth. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25: 3665–3675. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13419

  13. Bosse, J. D., Nesteby, A., & Randall, C. (2015). Incorporating Sexual Minority Health into the Health Assessment Class. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(6): 498-507. DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.02.001

  14. Bosse, J. D. (2015). You CAN Get There from Here: Looking to the Future Beyond Graduate School. Advances in Doctoral Education and Research (ANDER), 4(1): 27-29.

  15. Bosse, J.D. (2013) Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender Patient. ANA Maine, p. 5.

  16. Bosse, JD. (2012). Creating and Delivering Presentations: 10 Steps to Effective Training Programs. ANA Maine, p.7.