Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Baldwin's research investigates complex social justice issues related to sexual and reproductive health, particularly for sexual and gender-diverse individuals. Her work is informed by a background in feminist theory, sexuality studies, and public health. Her current research project is a social-epidemiologic investigation into how healthcare use among sexual minority women is influenced by factors at multiple ecological levels. Baldwin teaches classes on sexuality, gender, and health, and epidemiology, and serves as a section councilor for the Population, Reproduction and Sexual Health Section of the American Public Health Association.
Describes how survey questions used to elicit sexual orientation information produce different results in different contexts.
Details each sexual act that takes place within one event by using a novel data collection tool. Shows how questions used to evaluate sexual safety fail to capture potential risk for STI transmission.
Examines the aspects of clinician-patient interactions that sexual minority women consider positive and negative. Identifies factors that influence identity disclosure to providers.
Shows the positive impact of LGBT-nondiscrimination legislation on sexual minority women's reports of healthcare quality.