Amy Hequembourg, PhD

Amy Hequembourg, PhD.

Senior Research Scientist


School of Nursing

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-3343

Primary Research Areas

Health disparities among sexual minorities (i.e., gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals); social inequalities associated with sexual orientation and gender identity; risk taking among vulnerable groups (e.g., sexual minorities, adolescents, heterosexual women); exploring differences in health, discrimination, and self-identity among women (e.g., bisexual compared to lesbian women); developing culturally informed interventions to reduce health disparities and associated risk behaviors among sexual minorities; microaggressions based on sexual orientation; same-sex couples and families; utilizing mixed methods in research.

Research Publications Expertise

Research Projects

Bostwick | Hequembourg | Hughes | Santuzzi
The study tracked the frequency and types of microaggressions experienced by racially diverse bisexual women and examined their effects on participants’ mental health.
Hequembourg | Livingston | Collins
In this study, researchers will examine sexual identity differences in the mechanisms associated with sexual assault.
This research examines gender and sexual identity differences in alcohol use and victimization among gay, lesbian and bisexual men and women.
Parks | Darrow | Hequembourg | Lisman | Muraven
Researchers studied non-medical prescription drug use among college students and assessed what types of drugs are being used, why they are being used and the consequences.
Parks | Testa | Dearing | Hequembourg
Researchers developed short video clips of potential assault scenarios to help women better understand the nonverbal cues that could indicate the risk of sexual assault.