Welcome to the APPAM LGBTQ+ Researchers Community page! We are a vibrant, inclusive group dedicated to supporting and advancing LGBTQ+ research within the fields of public policy and management. Our community is a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ researchers and promotes a culture of respect and diversity.
Our mission is to foster a community that supports the professional and personal growth of LGBTQ+ researchers. We aim to drive impactful research, promote LGBTQ+ issues in policymaking, and build a strong network of support and collaboration.
Amy Cummings (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University whose research focuses on education policy and early literacy. She has co-chaired the LGBTQ+ Community since 2022.
Dr. Ben Harrell (he/his) is an assistant professor at Trinity University whose research focuses on LGBTQ+ health, health insurance markets, and access to care. He has co-chaired the LGBTQ+ Community since 2023.
Check back soon for updates!
Joining the Community
Interested in joining our community? We welcome LGBTQ+ researchers and students to join our Circle community by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach out directly to Amy (email@example.com) or Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request to join our email list.