Published on in Vol 7, No 1 (2019): Jan-Mar

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/11695, first published .
Utilization of the Veterans Affairs’ Transgender E-consultation Program by Health Care Providers: Mixed-Methods Study

Utilization of the Veterans Affairs’ Transgender E-consultation Program by Health Care Providers: Mixed-Methods Study

Utilization of the Veterans Affairs’ Transgender E-consultation Program by Health Care Providers: Mixed-Methods Study

John R Blosnich 1, 2*, PhD, MPH;  Keri L Rodriguez 1, 2*, PhD;  Kristina L Hruska 1*, MS;  Dio Kavalieratos 1, 2*, PhD;  Adam J Gordon 3, 4, MD, MPH;  Alexis Matza 5*, PhD;  Susan M Mejia 5, 6*, DBA;  Jillian C Shipherd 5, 7, 8*, PhD;  Michael R Kauth 5, 6, 9*, PhD

1 Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System , Pittsburgh, PA, US

2 Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US

3 Informatics, Decision-Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System , Salt Lake City, UT, US

4 Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US

5 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Program, Office of Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, US

6 South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center , Houston, TX, US

7 National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System , Boston, MA, US

8 Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US

9 Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine , Houston, TX, US

*these authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • John R Blosnich, PhD, MPH
  • Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • US
  • Phone: 1 412 360 2138
  • Email: john.blosnich@va.gov