The Generations study is the first long-term, five-year study to examine the health and well-being across three generations of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGB). The study explores identity, stress, health outcomes, and health care and services utilization among LGBs in three generations of adults who came of age at different historical contexts.

What is the aim of the Generations Study?  Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth continue to suffer disparities in health outcomes compared with their heterosexual peers. Social changes have significantly altered the developmental trajectories of today’s LGB youth, requiring we re-examine our knowledge of stress and health in this population. This information will help improve provision of health services and achieve the public health service goal of reducing health disparities related to sexual orientation.

Who is conducting the Generations Study? The Generations study is being conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), San Francisco (UCSF), and Santa Cruz (UCSC), University of Arizona, and Columbia University.  The study is affiliated with the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) at UCLA. A distinguished advisory board of scientists was also appointed for study quality assurance. Meet the research team

How is the Generations Study funded? The Generations study is funded by a $3.4 million federal grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD grant 1R01HD078526).