Shoshana K. Goldberg, PhD
Shoshana K. Goldberg is a research assistant professor who specializes in LGBT health, adolescent health, and sexual and reproductive health. Currently, she also is a research consultant with The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, where she uses federal and state data to explore the impact of public policy on LGBT demography and health.
Most recently, she was a postdoctoral scholar with the Carolina Population Center, where her work used longitudinal data (Add Health) to explore the impact of LGBT socioeconomic disparities on chronic disease risk, with a focus on social determinants across the life course.
In addition to authoring numerous scientific articles on sexual minority health and adolescent health during her career, Dr. Goldberg has appeared in the Washington Post and on WUNC’s ‘The State of Things,’ where she discussed the potential public health implications of North Carolina’s HB2 (also known as the ‘bathroom bill’). She also has lectured on LGBT measurement and data collection.
Honors and AwardsSexuality Studies Graduate Student Research Award
2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBest Poster
2015, Population Association of America Annual MeetingPredoctoral Traineeship
2012-2017, Carolina Population CenterInductee
2012, Delta Omega National Public Health Honor SocietyMaternal and Child Health Student Section Fellow
2011-2012, American Public Health Association
MHCH 707 LGBT Population Health
- LGBT health
- Sexual orientation / gender identity measurement and data collection
- Adolescent health
- Sexual and reproductive health
- HIV/STIs and linkages to care for key populations
- Survey data
- Program evaluation
- Community Health Assessment volunteer collaborator, LGBTQ Center of Durham
Sexual initiation patterns among sexual minorities: A latent class analysis approach. Goldberg SK; Halpern CT (2017). Perspectives of Sexual and Reproductive Health, 49(1).
The impact of Medicaid expansion in Virginia on uninsured LGBT adults. Shoshana Goldberg, Kerith Conron (2018). The Williams Institute .
2017 Durham County Community Health Assessment. Jennifer Isher-Wood, Shoshana Goldberg, Durham County Public Health (2018). Partnership for a Healthy Durham.
2017 Durham County Community Health Assessment. Peyton Williams, Shoshana Goldberg, Em Pike, R Dooley, C Hamrick, J Carcano, Durham County Public Health (2018). Partnership for A Healthy Durham.
Acceptability of multipurpose human papillomavirus vaccines among providers and mothers of adolescent girls: A mixed-methods study in five countries. N Vielot, S Goldberg, G Zimet, S Smith, M Anne McDonald, S Ramos, K Morgan, C Joo Kim, K Richter, M Peris, K Whaley, J Smith (2017). Papillomavirus research (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 3.
PhD, Epidemiology / Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
Summer Training Fellowship, LGBT Population Health, The Fenway Institute, 2014
MPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
BA, Psychology, Columbia University, 2008