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Elizabeth Boskey, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Boskey, Ph.D.

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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 part-time assistant professor in the Master's of Public Health program at SUNY Downstate, where she teaches the graduate course in Human Sexual Behavior. She has published several research papers in the field of reproduction, is co-author of the Invision Guide to Sexual Health, contributed to the 2010 edition of The Truth About Rape, and regularly writes articles about HIV and Hepatitis for the medical communications site ViroChannel. She is also the author of America Debates: Genetic Testing and currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Sexuality Education and Contemporary Sexuality.


Elizabeth received her Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Mucosal Protection Lab at Johns Hopkins University in 2000. In 2001, she completed her Master's 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).

By Elizabeth Boskey, Ph.D.:

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 Guide to Sexually Transmitted Diseases, I will use everything I have learned to help you improve your own health.

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