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profileHeather L. Corliss, Ph.D.

TitleLecturer on Pediatrics, Part-time
InstitutionBoston Children's Hospital
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressChildrens Hospital
Div. of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/355-8695
Fax617/730-0185
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R01DK099360     (CORLISS, HEATHER L.)May 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2017
NIH/NIDDK
Type 2 Diabetes and Sexual Orientation Disparities in Women
Role: Principal Investigator

R01DA033974     (CORLISS, HEATHER L.)Jun 15, 2013 - Feb 28, 2018
NIH/NIDA
Substance Disorders, Substance Use Treatment, and Sexual Orientation in Youth
Role: Principal Investigator

K01DA023610     (CORLISS, HEATHER L.)Sep 10, 2007 - Jun 30, 2013
NIH/NIDA
Adolescent Substance Use and the Transition to Adulthood in Sexual Minority Youth
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Reisner SL, Katz-Wise SL, Gordon AR, Corliss HL, Austin SB. Social Epidemiology of Depression and Anxiety by Gender Identity. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Aug; 59(2):203-8. PMID: 27267142.
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  2. Coulter RW, Birkett M, Corliss HL, Hatzenbuehler ML, Mustanski B, Stall RD. Associations between LGBTQ-affirmative school climate and adolescent drinking behaviors. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Apr 1; 161:340-7. PMID: 26946989.
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  3. Rosario M, Li F, Wypij D, Roberts AL, Corliss HL, Charlton BM, Frazier AL, Austin SB. Disparities by Sexual Orientation in Frequent Engagement in Cancer-Related Risk Behaviors: A 12-Year Follow-Up. Am J Public Health. 2016 Apr; 106(4):698-706. PMID: 26794176.
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  4. Calzo JP, Masyn KE, Corliss HL, Scherer EA, Field AE, Austin SB. Patterns of body image concerns and disordered weight- and shape-related behaviors in heterosexual and sexual minority adolescent males. Dev Psychol. 2015 Sep; 51(9):1216-25. PMID: 26098578; PMCID: PMC4540685.
  5. Kecojevic A, Corliss HL, Lankenau SE. Motivations for prescription drug misuse among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in Philadelphia. Int J Drug Policy. 2015 Aug; 26(8):764-71. PMID: 25936445; PMCID: PMC4499499 [Available on 08/01/16].
  6. Kecojevic A, Wong CF, Corliss HL, Lankenau SE. Risk factors for high levels of prescription drug misuse and illicit drug use among substance-using young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 May 1; 150:156-63. PMID: 25772436.
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  7. Hatzenbuehler ML, Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Bryn Austin S. Structural stigma and sexual orientation disparities in adolescent drug use. Addict Behav. 2015 Jul; 46:14-8. PMID: 25753931; PMCID: PMC4395540 [Available on 07/01/16].
  8. Rosario M, Reisner SL, Corliss HL, Wypij D, Calzo J, Austin SB. Sexual-orientation disparities in substance use in emerging adults: a function of stress and attachment paradigms. Psychol Addict Behav. 2014 Sep; 28(3):790-804. PMID: 25134050; PMCID: PMC4203310.
  9. Cerdá M, Bordelois P, Keyes KM, Roberts AL, Martins SS, Reisner SL, Austin SB, Corliss HL, Koenen KC. Family ties: maternal-offspring attachment and young adult nonmedical prescription opioid use. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Sep 1; 142:231-8. PMID: 25024105; PMCID: PMC4134317.
  10. Birkett M, Russell ST, Corliss HL. Sexual-orientation disparities in school: the mediational role of indicators of victimization in achievement and truancy because of feeling unsafe. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jun; 104(6):1124-8. PMID: 24825216.
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  11. Corliss HL, Rosario M, Birkett MA, Newcomb ME, Buchting FO, Matthews AK. Sexual orientation disparities in adolescent cigarette smoking: intersections with race/ethnicity, gender, and age. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jun; 104(6):1137-47. PMID: 24825218.
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  12. Rosario M, Corliss HL, Everett BG, Russell ST, Buchting FO, Birkett MA. Mediation by peer violence victimization of sexual orientation disparities in cancer-related tobacco, alcohol, and sexual risk behaviors: pooled youth risk behavior surveys. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jun; 104(6):1113-23. PMID: 24825215; PMCID: PMC4061994.
  13. Roberts AL, Rosario M, Calzo JP, Corliss HL, Frazier L, Austin SB. Masculine boys, feminine girls, and cancer risk behaviors: an 11-year longitudinal study. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Sep; 55(3):373-9. PMID: 24746678; PMCID: PMC4143439.
  14. Roberts AL, Galea S, Austin SB, Corliss HL, Williams MA, Koenen KC. Women's experience of abuse in childhood and their children's smoking and overweight. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Mar; 46(3):249-58. PMID: 24512863; PMCID: PMC3962663.
  15. Calzo JP, Roberts AL, Corliss HL, Blood EA, Kroshus E, Austin SB. Physical activity disparities in heterosexual and sexual minority youth ages 12-22 years old: roles of childhood gender nonconformity and athletic self-esteem. Ann Behav Med. 2014 Feb; 47(1):17-27. PMID: 24347406; PMCID: PMC3945417.
  16. Hatzenbuehler ML, Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Austin SB. Structural stigma and cigarette smoking in a prospective cohort study of sexual minority and heterosexual youth. Ann Behav Med. 2014 Feb; 47(1):48-56. PMID: 24136092; PMCID: PMC3945734.
  17. Katz-Wise SL, Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Jackson B, Haines J, Austin SB. Child abuse as a predictor of gendered sexual orientation disparities in body mass index trajectories among U.S. youth from the Growing Up Today Study. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jun; 54(6):730-8. PMID: 24388110; PMCID: PMC4035383.
  18. Rosario M, Corliss HL, Everett BG, Reisner SL, Austin SB, Buchting FO, Birkett M. Sexual orientation disparities in cancer-related risk behaviors of tobacco, alcohol, sexual behaviors, and diet and physical activity: pooled Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104(2):245-54. PMID: 24328632; PMCID: PMC3935697.
  19. Mustanski B, Van Wagenen A, Birkett M, Eyster S, Corliss HL. Identifying sexual orientation health disparities in adolescents: analysis of pooled data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2005 and 2007. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104(2):211-7. PMID: 24328640; PMCID: PMC3935670.
  20. Newcomb ME, Birkett M, Corliss HL, Mustanski B. Sexual orientation, gender, and racial differences in illicit drug use in a sample of US high school students. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104(2):304-10. PMID: 24328653; PMCID: PMC3935691.
  21. Charlton BM, Corliss HL, Missmer SA, Rosario M, Spiegelman D, Austin SB. Sexual orientation differences in teen pregnancy and hormonal contraceptive use: an examination across 2 generations. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep; 209(3):204.e1-8. PMID: 23796650; PMCID: PMC3758403.
  22. Rosario M, Reisner SL, Corliss HL, Wypij D, Frazier AL, Austin SB. Disparities in depressive distress by sexual orientation in emerging adults: the roles of attachment and stress paradigms. Arch Sex Behav. 2014 Jul; 43(5):901-16. PMID: 23780518; PMCID: PMC4184030.
  23. Charlton BM, Corliss HL, Missmer SA, Frazier AL, Rosario M, Kahn JA, Austin SB. Influence of hormonal contraceptive use and health beliefs on sexual orientation disparities in Papanicolaou test use. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104(2):319-25. PMID: 23763393; PMCID: PMC3935712.
  24. Roberts AL, Rosario M, Corliss HL, Wypij D, Lightdale JR, Austin SB. Sexual orientation and functional pain in U.S. young adults: the mediating role of childhood abuse. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e54702. PMID: 23355890; PMCID: PMC3552856.
  25. Calzo JP, Corliss HL, Blood EA, Field AE, Austin SB. Development of muscularity and weight concerns in heterosexual and sexual minority males. Health Psychol. 2013 Jan; 32(1):42-51. PMID: 23316852; PMCID: PMC3718034.
  26. Ott MQ, Wypij D, Corliss HL, Rosario M, Reisner SL, Gordon AR, Austin SB. Repeated changes in reported sexual orientation identity linked to substance use behaviors in youth. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Apr; 52(4):465-72. PMID: 23298999; PMCID: PMC3608814.
  27. Wylie SA, Hassan A, Krull EG, Pikcilingis AB, Corliss HL, Woods ER, Fleegler EW. Assessing and referring adolescents' health-related social problems: qualitative evaluation of a novel web-based approach. J Telemed Telecare. 2012 Oct; 18(7):392-8. PMID: 23045724.
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  28. Roberts AL, Rosario M, Corliss HL, Koenen KC, Austin SB. Elevated risk of posttraumatic stress in sexual minority youths: mediation by childhood abuse and gender nonconformity. Am J Public Health. 2012 Aug; 102(8):1587-93. PMID: 22698034; PMCID: PMC3395766.
  29. Corliss HL, Wadler BM, Jun HJ, Rosario M, Wypij D, Frazier AL, Austin SB. Sexual-orientation disparities in cigarette smoking in a longitudinal cohort study of adolescents. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Jan; 15(1):213-22. PMID: 22581940; PMCID: PMC3524066.
  30. Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Nichols LP, Pazaris MJ, Spiegelman D, Austin SB. Adult body mass index trajectories and sexual orientation: the Nurses' Health Study II. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Apr; 42(4):348-54. PMID: 22424247; PMCID: PMC3309458.
  31. Roberts AL, Rosario M, Corliss HL, Koenen KC, Austin SB. Childhood gender nonconformity: a risk indicator for childhood abuse and posttraumatic stress in youth. Pediatrics. 2012 Mar; 129(3):410-7. PMID: 22351893; PMCID: PMC3289524.
  32. Corliss HL, Goodenow CS, Austin SB. Corliss et Al. Respond. Am J Public Health. 2012 Feb; 102(2):202. PMID: 22390430.
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  33. Pitts SA, Corliss HL, Kharasch SJ, Gordon CM. Advance provision of emergency contraception in an urban pediatric emergency department. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Dec; 24(6):392-6. PMID: 22099732.
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  34. Corliss HL, Goodenow CS, Nichols L, Austin SB. High burden of homelessness among sexual-minority adolescents: findings from a representative Massachusetts high school sample. Am J Public Health. 2011 Sep; 101(9):1683-9. PMID: 21778481; PMCID: PMC3154237.
  35. Charlton BM, Corliss HL, Missmer SA, Frazier AL, Rosario M, Kahn JA, Austin SB. Reproductive health screening disparities and sexual orientation in a cohort study of U.S. adolescent and young adult females. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Nov; 49(5):505-10. PMID: 22018565; PMCID: PMC3200536.
  36. Tuysuzoglu S, Corliss HL, Fitzgerald SM, Abascal BR, Samples CL. Acceptability and feasibility of rapid HIV testing in an adolescent clinic setting: youth testing attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Dec; 49(6):609-14. PMID: 22098771.
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  37. Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Spiegelman D, Austin SB, Wright RJ. Growing up in a domestic violence environment: relationship with developmental trajectories of body mass index during adolescence into young adulthood. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012 Jul; 66(7):629-35. PMID: 21296904; PMCID: PMC3734797.
  38. Field AE, Corliss HL, Skinner HH, Horton NJ. Loss of control eating as a predictor of weight gain and the development of overweight, depressive symptoms, binge drinking, and substance use. In Striegel-Moore R, Wonderlich SA, Walsh BT, & Mitchell JE, editors. Toward an Evidence-Based Classification of Eating Disorders. 2011; 77-88.
  39. Ott MQ, Corliss HL, Wypij D, Rosario M, Austin SB. Stability and change in self-reported sexual orientation identity in young people: application of mobility metrics. Arch Sex Behav. 2011 Jun; 40(3):519-32. PMID: 21125325; PMCID: PMC3081371.
  40. Jun HJ, Austin SB, Wylie SA, Corliss HL, Jackson B, Spiegelman D, Pazaris MJ, Wright RJ. The mediating effect of childhood abuse in sexual orientation disparities in tobacco and alcohol use during adolescence: results from the Nurses' Health Study II. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Nov; 21(11):1817-28. PMID: 20640883; PMCID: PMC2962696.
  41. Roberts AL, Austin SB, Corliss HL, Vandermorris AK, Koenen KC. Pervasive trauma exposure among US sexual orientation minority adults and risk of posttraumatic stress disorder. Am J Public Health. 2010 Dec; 100(12):2433-41. PMID: 20395586; PMCID: PMC2978167.
  42. Berlan ED, Corliss HL, Field AE, Goodman E, Austin SB. Sexual orientation and bullying among adolescents in the growing up today study. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Apr; 46(4):366-71. PMID: 20307826; PMCID: PMC2844864.
  43. Corliss HL, Rosario M, Wypij D, Wylie SA, Frazier AL, Austin SB. Sexual orientation and drug use in a longitudinal cohort study of U.S. adolescents. Addict Behav. 2010 May; 35(5):517-21. PMID: 20061091; PMCID: PMC2830345.
  44. Corliss HL, Austin SB, Roberts AL, Molnar BE. Sexual risk in "mostly heterosexual" young women: influence of social support and caregiver mental health. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Dec; 18(12):2005-10. PMID: 20044863; PMCID: PMC2864469.
  45. Fournier ME, Austin SB, Samples CL, Goodenow CS, Wylie SA, Corliss HL. A comparison of weight-related behaviors among high school students who are homeless and non-homeless. J Sch Health. 2009 Oct; 79(10):466-73. PMID: 19751308.
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  46. Corliss HL, Cochran SD, Mays VM, Greenland S, Seeman TE. Age of minority sexual orientation development and risk of childhood maltreatment and suicide attempts in women. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2009 Oct; 79(4):511-21. PMID: 20099942; PMCID: PMC3375131.
  47. Koyama A, Corliss HL, Santelli JS. Global lessons on healthy adolescent sexual development. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 21(4):444-9. PMID: 19502984.
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  48. Lum C, Corliss HL, Mays VM, Cochran SD, Lui CK. Differences in the drinking behaviors of Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese college students. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009 Jul; 70(4):568-74. PMID: 19515297; PMCID: PMC2696297.
  49. Cochran SD, Mays V, Corliss H, Smith TW, Turner J. Self-reported altruistic and reciprocal behaviors among homosexually and heterosexually experienced adults: implications for HIV/AIDS service organizations. AIDS Care. 2009 Jun; 21(6):675-82. PMID: 19499380; PMCID: PMC3665903.
  50. Austin SB, Ziyadeh NJ, Corliss HL, Rosario M, Wypij D, Haines J, Camargo CA, Field AE. Sexual orientation disparities in purging and binge eating from early to late adolescence. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Sep; 45(3):238-45. PMID: 19699419; PMCID: PMC2731705.
  51. Austin SB, Ziyadeh NJ, Corliss HL, Haines J, Rockett HR, Wypij D, Field AE. Sexual orientation disparities in weight status in adolescence: findings from a prospective study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Sep; 17(9):1776-82. PMID: 19300430; PMCID: PMC2756182.
  52. Almeida J, Johnson RM, Corliss HL, Molnar BE, Azrael D. Emotional distress among LGBT youth: the influence of perceived discrimination based on sexual orientation. J Youth Adolesc. 2009 Aug; 38(7):1001-14. PMID: 19636742; PMCID: PMC3707280.
  53. Corliss HL, Cochran SD, Mays VM. Sampling approaches to studying mental health concerns in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community. In: Meezan W, Martin J, editors. Handbook of research with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender populations. 2009.
  54. Corliss HL, Rosario M, Wypij D, Fisher LB, Austin SB. Sexual orientation disparities in longitudinal alcohol use patterns among adolescents: findings from the Growing Up Today Study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Nov; 162(11):1071-8. PMID: 18981356; PMCID: PMC3725748.
  55. Austin SB, Jun HJ, Jackson B, Spiegelman D, Rich-Edwards J, Corliss HL, Wright RJ. Disparities in child abuse victimization in lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women in the Nurses' Health Study II. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 May; 17(4):597-606. PMID: 18447763; PMCID: PMC3912575.
  56. Austin SB, Roberts AL, Corliss HL, Molnar BE. Sexual violence victimization history and sexual risk indicators in a community-based urban cohort of "mostly heterosexual" and heterosexual young women. Am J Public Health. 2008 Jun; 98(6):1015-20. PMID: 17901440; PMCID: PMC2377300.
  57. Corliss HL, Shankle MD, Moyer MB. Research, curricula, and resources related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health in US schools of public health. Am J Public Health. 2007 Jun; 97(6):1023-7. PMID: 17463373; PMCID: PMC1874199.
  58. Berlan ED, Corliss HL, Field AE, Goodman E, Austin SB. Sexual orientation and bullying in adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2007; 40(2):S28.
  59. Austin SB, Rosario M, Corliss HL, Ziyadeh NJ. What does sex of sexual partners tell us about sexual orientation in adolescents? Findings from a prospective study. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2007; 40(2):S27.
  60. Corliss HL, Belzer M, Forbes C, Wilson EC. An evaluation of service utilization among male to female transgender youth: qualitative study of a clinic-based sample. J LGBT Health Res. 2007; 3(2):49-61. PMID: 19835041.
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  61. Corliss HL, Grella CE, Mays VM, Cochran SD. Drug use, drug severity, and help-seeking behaviors of lesbian and bisexual women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2006 Jun; 15(5):556-68. PMID: 16796483; PMCID: PMC4174333.
  62. Cochran SD, Corliss HL. Do ask; do tell: Mental health issues for sexual minority women [book review]. Contemporary Psychology. 2004; 49(6):790-92.
  63. Yancey AK, Cochran SD, Corliss HL, Mays VM. Correlates of overweight and obesity among lesbian and bisexual women. Prev Med. 2003 Jun; 36(6):676-83. PMID: 12744910; PMCID: PMC4174334.
  64. Corliss HL, Cochran SD, Mays VM. Reports of parental maltreatment during childhood in a United States population-based survey of homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual adults. Child Abuse Negl. 2002 Nov; 26(11):1165-78. PMID: 12398854; PMCID: PMC4194076.
  65. Kliks S, Contag CH, Corliss H, Learn G, Rodrigo A, Wara D, Mullins JI, Levy JA. Genetic analysis of viral variants selected in transmission of human immunodeficiency viruses to newborns. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2000 Sep 1; 16(13):1223-33. PMID: 10957720.
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