Sarah Fogel, PhD, RN
Director, RN Pre-Specialty Program
Professor of Nursing
Current Research Interests
- Sexual Minority Women and Obesity
- Disclosure of sensitive information to healthcare providers
- Parish Nursing
*Fogel, S. C., Calman, L. & Magrini, D. (2012). Lesbians’ and Bisexual Women’s Definition of Health. Journal of Homosexuality, 59:6, 851-863
*Fogel, S. C., Young, L. & McPherson, J. B. (2009). The Experience of Group Weight Loss Efforts Among Lesbians. Women & Health, 49 (6), 540 — 554.
*Fogel, S.C., Young, L., Dietrich, M., & Blakemore, D. (2012) Weight loss and related behavior changes among lesbians. Journal of Homosexuality, 59(5), 689-702.
Fogel, S.C. (2010). But I have big bones! Obesity in the lesbian community. In S.L. dibble & P.A. Robertson, (Eds.). Lesbian Health 101: A Clinician’s Guide. UCSF Nursing Press: San Francisco, CA.
*Fogel, S. C., & Tothacer, A. C. (2006). Perceptions of health in an African American congregation. Health Ministries Journal. Fall/Winter.
*Fogel, S. C. (2005). Identifying facilitators and barriers to disclosure of sexual identity to healthcare providers. Kansas Nurse, 80(9), 1-3.
(* indicates refereed)
- Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Education Committee
- Sigma Theta Tau
- Tennessee/American Nurses Association
Evaluation of a Predominantly Lesbian Weight Loss Group. Funded by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Lesbian Health Fund.
Principal Investigator: An Ethnographic Study of a Weight Loss/Risk Reduction Program for Sexual Minority Women. Funded by Vanderbilt University CTSA Grant UL1RR024975 from NCRR/NIH, August 2010 – July 2011.
Principal Investigator: Tackling the Lesbian Obesity Epidemic: Weight Loss Messaging and Support in a Culturally Competent Environment. In conjunction with the Mautner Project. Funded by the District of Columbia Department of Health. June 2010 – May 2013.