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Dr. Heather Tillewein

Life in the Margins

HPHR Fellow Heather Tillewein

By Dr. Heather Tillewein

Dr. Heather Tillewein

Dr Heather Tillewein is Communications Chair for the LGBTQ Health Caucus for the American Public Health Association. She holds a PhD in Health Education from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Tillewein also holds a MPH and BHS from the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on health barriers among sexual identity and gender identity populations. Dr. Tillewein also focuses on sexual health and mental health in her research.

Blogs by Dr. Heather Tillewein



Dr. Heather Tillewein discusses body modification and gender violence


June 27, 2021

This blog will focus on the realities of how traditional/cultural body modification reinforces gender violence due to cultural norms.



Dr. Heather Tillewein discusses conversion therapy among the LGBTQ community


June 11, 2021

This blog will focus on the realities of conversion therapy on the LGBTQ community, and suggest policy changes to eliminate its use.



Dr. Heather Tillewein discusses female genital mutilation and female genital cosmetic surgery


May 29, 2021

This blog will focus on the realities of female genital mutilation and female genital cosmetic surgery, and the culture and societal norms that influence their prevalence.

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Dr. Heather Tillewein discusses student sex workers in higher education


May 23, 2021

This blog explores why students turn to sex work; the stigma student sex workers face; and recommendations on how universities can be more inclusive of the student sex work population.



Dr. Heather Tillewein discusses mail-order brides and intimate partner violence


May 17, 2021

This blog addresses the realities of the mail-order bride business; its impacts on migrant brides; and how the U.S. enforces regulations that affects brides’ overall life in their new country.

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