Study on LGBT Smokers Anxiety and Internalized Homophobia

Study Coordinator Carrie Heyen

by Carrie Heyen

Student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

I am examining if Anxiety and/or Internalized Homophobia affects smoking in LGBTQ populations and I am collecting data using an online survey.

I am offering the potential to win a $15 or $20 gift card by participating. Those who want to participate can enter a raffle to win one of two gift cards. After completing the online survey an email address will be given to send your email address to along with a code. The code will change daily so email me as soon as you are finished. You can only participate once, I will not need your name and your responses to the survey will remain confidential. In order to participate you must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning, 18 or older, and a smoker (this includes current smoking and social smoking). After I finish collecting data I will randomly pick two email addresses and send an Amazon Gift card to the two email addresses.

The study will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. You will be requested to complete an informed consent, a demographic questionnaire, followed by three questionnaires.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidential.
If you choose to participate in this study, please click on the URL (or cut and paste):

The method of this research and plan for protection of rights of participation have been reviewed and approved by the SIUE Institutional Review Board (, which oversees all research activities conducted at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This plan received Institutional Review Board approved on February 4, 2011.

Please feel free to forward this email and link to others who may be interested in participating.

Remember you can only participate once.

I would also like to thank everybody that participates, any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank You for you time and consideration,

Master of Arts Candidate in Clinical-Adult Psychology

Published by Emilia Dunham, MPP, MBA

Emilia Dunham is currently a Project Manager at MassHealth/Department of Public Health, and formerly the Project Manager of the Life Skills project at The Fenway Institute, an HIV intervention study for young transgender women. Emilia worked at Fenway for 7 years, first as a Quality Control and Regulatory Assistant mainly involved with biomedical HIV prevention trials, before serving as the Program Associate for The Network for LGBT Health Equity, a network instrumental in many national LGBT health policy improvements. She is also involved with the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, serving as a Steering Committee member and the Policy Committee Co-Chair, an organization largely responsible for the recent passage of the Trans Rights Bill. Additionally she serves as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, Co-Chair of the Recommendations Committee. Emilia received a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. There she served as President of the LGBTQ student group where she planned programs such as Pride Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and AIDS Week. In addition, she advocated for LGBTQ inclusive policies and programming on campus such as a Gender Neutral Housing program, an LGBTQ Center and the expansion of Women’s Studies to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Emilia recently earned a Master of Public Policy and Master of Business Administration in health policy and management from the Brandeis Heller School School for Social Policy and Management.

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