Kristie Seelman

Kristie Seelman, PhD, MSW

Dr. Kristie Seelman (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Georgia State University. Kristie’s research focuses on understanding and addressing health disparities affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) people across the life course, improving health services and education settings for LGBTQIA+ people, developing LGBTQIA-affirming policies, and promoting LGBTQIA+ resilience. Current research projects focus on transgender adults’ experiences in accessing healthcare, resilience among LGBTQIA+ adults, and anti-racist policy analysis.

Kristie currently holds a 4-year appointment on the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Specialist Roster. She was a 2020 Public Interest Technology Universities Network (PIT-UN) fellow. The PIT-UN fellowship supported her work on Project LGBTQ+ RISE UP, a 1-year multimedia research project with co-PI Dr. Beth Mynatt (Georgia Tech) that studies LGBTQIA+ adults’ resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kristie enjoys mentoring other LGBTQIA+ scholars across disciplines, especially those underrepresented in academia and in research.