The underpinnings of my work are a series of a systematic reviews that identify gaps in evidence.
Cited by the Surgeon General and Healthy People 2020, this systematic review updated a 2001 review and provides strong evidence that there are large disparities in tobacco use for LGB compared to heterosexual people.
Building off this work, my colleagues and I have critiqued the Institute of Medicine's report on LGBT health for ignoring the evidence of tobacco disparities (in AJPH), shown the first results by sexual orientation from a southern state's BRFSS (in AJPH), and identified disparities using a community sample for West Virginia (in IJERPH).
My colleague John Blosnich led a systematic review identifying what we know about why these disparities exist.
Intervening on Disparities
Focusing heavily on the gray literature, I reviewed existing interventions (broadly defined) to reduce tobacco use for LGBT people as well as correlates of tobacco use cessation.