Walter Bockting, PhD

Co-Director, Program for the Study of LGBT Health
Professor, Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Nursing)

Phone: (646) 774-6953
Email: wb2273@cumc.columbia.edu 

Walter Bockting, PhD is a clinical psychologist and an internationally known sexuality researcher, and is Co-director of the Program for the Study of LGBT Health in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health. He is a Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Nursing) at Columbia University, and in the Columbia University School of Nursing, is Co-Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved.

After received his doctoral degree in psychology from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Dr. Bockting for 20 years directed transgender health services at the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota. He also served on the graduate faculty of Gender and Sexuality Studies and was a co-founder of the University’s Leo Fung Center for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Disorders of Sex Development. Dr. Bockting’s research interests include gender identity development, transgender health, sexuality and the Internet, and HIV prevention. His work has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Dr. Bockting is the author of many scientific articles and textbook chapters, and editor of five books, including Transgender Health and HIV Prevention (Haworth Press, 2005) and Guidelines for Transgender Care (The Haworth Press, 2006). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Transgenderism, Associate Editor of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Homosexuality, the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the International Journal of Sexual Health. He is past president and fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, as well as immediate past president and a member of the board of directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.In 2010-2011, Dr. Bockting served on the National Academies' Institute of Medicine Committee on LGBT health issues, research gaps and opportunities.

EDUCATION

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drs - 1988 - Clinical Psychology
PhD - 1998 - Medical Psychology

University of Minnesota, Medical School. Minneapolis
PhD - 1990 - Post-Doc Fellowship

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1992-1998: University of Minnesota Medical School: (Department of Family Practice and Community Health) Counselor/Instructor

1999-2004: University of Minnesota, Medical School: (Department of Family Practice and Community Health) Assistant Professor

2004-2011: University of Minnesota Medical School: (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health) Associate Professor with tenure

2011-2012: University of Minnesota Medical School: (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health) Professor with tenure

2012: University of Minnesota, Medical School: (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health) Director of Research, Program in Human Sexuality,

2012-present: Columbia University Medical Center: (Department of Psychiatry and School of Nursing)/New York State Psychiatry Institute), Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry and Nursing

HONORS AND AWARDS

1997-present: Member, American Psychological Association; Task Force on Gender Identity, Gender Variance, and Intersex Conditions (2005-2007); Member, Division 44, Society on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual issues (2001-present); Task Force on Guidelines for Transgender Clients (2011-present)

2000-present: Member, International Academy of Sex Research

2004-2005: President, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

2006: Fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

2009-2011: President, World Professional Association for Transgender Health 

2010-2011: Member, Institute of Medicine Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities, National Academy of Sciences