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The Health Education and Rural Empowerment (HEaRE) Lab is a research collaborative in the School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology.

Supporting the health and wellbeing

of LGBTQ+ communities
Our lab researches policy, explores attitudes, pilots interventions and engages in advocacy for and with LGBTQ+ communities, locally and nationally. We aim to promote knowledge and increase awareness about the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ people in rural, remote and geographically diverse areas within the U.S. and across the globe by exploring interactions and relationships between identity, location and health.


At HEaRE lab

we value community and collaboration. We work with community partners, families, health care providers, researchers, scientists, and people like you all around the world. Please click the link below if you would like to partner with us by joining our email list, signing up for studies, asking questions about our lab, or donating to support our projects. You will be directed to a web form where you can share your contact information and let us know how you want to get involved.


Interest Form



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