Grant Farmer, MPH, MADoctoral Student in Public Health Studies
Concentration in Epidemiology
Office # 493-B
3545 Lafayette Ave, Salus Center
St. Louis, MO 63104
Office: (314) 977-8233
Education and Training
B.S. Truman State University (psychology)
M.P.H. Saint Louis University (epidemiology)
M.A. University of Connecticut (social psychology)
RESEARCH & INTERESTS
• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) health
• Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment
• Substance Use and Chronic Illness
• Social support and disease prevention/management
Grant entered the doctoral program in the fall of 2009 after earning his MPH in epidemiology
from Saint Louis University and his MA in social psychology from the University of Connecticut.
His research interests center on chronic disease and chronic disease prevention in sexual
minority populations, particularly issues relating to cardiovascular disease. His dissertation
research will utilize both nationally representative and clinic-based data to examine the
relationship between the prevalence and patterns of tobacco use among sexual minority men
and women and potential disparities in cardiovascular disease and disease risk. In addition to
his work with SLUCOR faculty, Grant also works as a data analyst for the National Children's
Study Gateway Study Center and is a Pre-doctoral mentee in the National Mentoring and
Training Program in LGBT Population Health sponsored by The Fenway Institute & Boston
University School of Public Health.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Farmer, G.W., Johnson, B.T. (2010, November). Impact of safe sex portrayals in pornography: A
controlled Internet-based trial. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.
Farmer, G.W., Handrick, M.S., Peterson, K., Scharff, D.P., Mayer, J.P. & Copanas, K. (2009, November). Balancing resources and needs: Using GIS to create asset maps of essential resources for Healthy Start participants in St. Louis, MO. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Farmer, G.W., Mayer, J. P. & Leet, T. L. (2007, November). Does maternal residence affect adequacy of prenatal care utilization? Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.
Heckert, T.M., Droste, H.E., Farmer, G.W., Adams, P.J., Bradley, J.C., & Bonness, B.M. (2002). Effect of gender and work experience on importance of job characteristics when considering job offers. College Student Journal, 36, 344-356.
Farmer, G. W. & Heckert, T. M. (2001, March). The impact of being "out": Self-disclosure of sexual orientation and its relation to self-esteem, sexual anxiety, and religiosity among lesbians and gay males. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC.