Elizabeth Boskey, PhD

Elizabeth Boskey, Ph.D.
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Dr. Elizabeth Boskey is a researcher, writer, and educator passionate about the study of sexually transmitted diseases. Her extensive knowledge of the biology of STDs, as well as the social and personal issues associated with STD infection, makes her an ideal resource for information about all the ways that STDs can affect your health.


Elizabeth is currently a social worker and adjunct Lecturer in the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program at Boston University, where she teaches the natural science component of the Interdisciplinary Course in Gender and Sexuality. She has published several research papers in the field of reproduction, is co-author of the Invision Guide to Sexual Health and contributed to the 2010 edition of The Truth About Rape. She is also the author of America Debates: Genetic Testing and currently serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education.


Elizabeth is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who received her Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Mucosal Protection Lab at Johns Hopkins University in 2000. In 2001, she completed her Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a focus on population and family health sciences. Dr. Boskey is proud to be a Certified Health Education Specialist and an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. She is also a member of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

Elizabeth Boskey, PhD

My first experience teaching people about sexually transmitted diseases and safer sex was when I was in college. I was a peer educator with the AIDS education group, and I loved not just writing and performing sketches, but talking to my fellow students about sex. When I went on to graduate school, I began a more formal study of sexually transmitted diseases and reproductive health. As your expert in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, I will use everything I have learned to help you improve your own health.


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