UC research group assesses area transgender community needs
June 6, 2022
In December 2020, UC College of Arts & Sciences’ research collaborative, The Cincinnati Project (TCP), reached out to a group of sociology students with an idea to create an assessment of the needs of the Cincinnati transgender community. The intent was that the report could be used by local governments and organizations to identify points of weakness and strength of health care, housing and transportation.
Stef Murawsky, a Ph.D. student in sociology at UC, was immediately on board. Murawsky, whose research and dissertation are focused on trans healthcare, had interviewed roughly 30 people at the time in the Cincinnati area about their health care experiences before TCP even reached out to them. “It was a very obvious ‘yes’ to the project,” Murawsky says. “But then there was a desperate need for other people.”