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

Representative and Recent Publications

Hequembourg, A., Parks, K., Collins, R. L., Hughes, T. (2015). Sexual assault risks among gay and bisexual men. Journal of Sex Research, 52, 3, 282-295.
DOI:10.1080/00224499.2013.85683. | PMCID:PMC4117833 [Available on 2015-07-31] | PMID:24483778

Dearing, R. L., & Hequembourg, A. L. (2014). Culturally (in)competent? Dismantling health care barriers for sexual minority women. Social Work in Health Care, 53(8), 739-761.
PMID:25255338 DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2014.944250

Bostwick, W., & Hequembourg, A. (2014). “Just a little hint”: Bisexual-specific microaggressions and their connection to epistemic injustice. Culture, Health, and Sexuality, 16(5), 488-503.
DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.889754

Parks, K. A., Levonyan-Radloff, K., Hequembourg, A., Dearing, R. L., & Testa, M. (2013). Validation of video vignettes for assessing alcohol-related sexual assault risk perception. The Addictions Newsletter (Fall/Winter), 17-19.

Hequembourg, A., Livingston, J., & Parks, K. (2013). Sexual victimization and associated risks among lesbian and bisexual women. Violence Against Women. 19(5), 634-657.
PMID:23759663 PMCID: PMC3706505.

Livingston, J., Bay-Cheng, L., Hequembourg, A., Testa, M., & Downs, J.  (2013). Mixed drinks and mixed messages: Adolescent girls’ perspectives on alcohol and sexuality. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37(1), 38-50.
PMID:23833392 PMCID: PMC3699882.

Hequembourg, A., & Dearing, R. (2013). Exploring shame, guilt, and problematic alcohol use among sexual minority men and women. Journal of Homosexuality, 60, 1-24.
PMID:23469820 PMCID: PMC3621125.

Bostwick, W., & Hequembourg, A. (2013). Minding the noise: Conducting health research among bisexual populations and beyond. Journal of Homosexuality, 60, 1-7.

Hequembourg, A., Bimbi, D., & Parsons, J. (2011). Sexual victimization and health-related indicators among sexual minority men. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 5 (1), 2-20.
PMID:23626503 PMCID: PMC3634370.

Hequembourg, A., & Brallier, S. (2009). An exploration of sexual minority stress across the lines of gender and sexual identity. Journal of Homosexuality, 56, 273-298.

Hequembourg, A., Parks, K., & Vetter, C. (2008). Sexual identity and gender differences in substance use and violence: An exploratory study. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 2(3), 174-198. DOI:10.1080/15538600802119301

Parks, K., Hequembourg, A., & Dearing, R. (2008). Women's social behavior when meeting new men: The influence of alcohol and childhood sexual abuse. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32(2), 145-158.
PMID:18668186 PMCID: PMC2491329.

Livingston, J., Hequembourg, A., Testa, M., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2007). Unique aspects of adolescent sexual victimization experiences. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31, 331-343.
PMID:18516221 PMCID: PMC2135551.

Hequembourg, A. (2007). Becoming lesbian mothers. Journal of Homosexuality, 53(3), 153-180.

Hequembourg, A., Mancuso, R. & Miller, B. (2006). A comparative study examining associations between women's drug-related lifestyle factors and victimization within the family. Violence & Victims, 21(2), 233-248.

Hequembourg, A. & Farrell, M. (1999). Lesbian motherhood: Negotiating marginal-mainstream identities. Gender & Society, 13, 4, 540-557.