Ilan H. Meyer

Ilan H. Meyer

Distinguished Senior Scholar of Public Policy

Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D., is the Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar for Public Policy at the Williams Institute and Professor Emeritus of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. In several highly cited papers, Dr. Meyer has developed a model of minority stress. The model has guided his and other investigators’ population research on LGBT health disparities by identifying the processes by which social stressors impact health and describing the harm to LGBT people from prejudice and stigma.  Dr. Meyer is the Principal Investigator of the Generations Study, a U.S. national probability study of stress, identity, health, and health care utilization across three cohorts of sexual minorities, and TransPop, the first national probability sample of transgender individuals in the U.S. Dr. Meyer received a Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.

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