Jordon D. Bosse Biography

Jordon D. Bosse, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

School of Nursing

[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

LGBTQ+ populations
Mental Health
Social Support
Minority Stress


Dr. Bosse (he/him/his) joined the School of Nursing at Northeastern University in the fall of 2020. His research is focused on the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) young people within the context of their family relationship (parents’ and sibling acceptance-rejection). Social justice has been at the heart of his work, within and outside of nursing, for nearly 20 years. He has worked in a variety of public health settings with populations who are marginalized based on a variety of factors and experience disparate health and healthcare access because of stigma and discrimination.

Dr. Bosse’s long-term research goal is to identify individual, dyadic, and family-level variables that both contribute to the increased vulnerability to and protect against negative mental health outcomes (e.g., depression, suicidal ideation, and non-suicidal self-injury) among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) young adults to inform interventions that will improve both short-term and long-term mental health outcomes among these vulnerable populations. He plans to develop community-based, participatory action-based research to identify research problems and develop people-centered, resilience-based solutions to identified challenges.

Prior to coming to Northeastern, he was the program director of research and education at Boulder Care, Inc., a digital health company that developed an interdisciplinary, telehealth-based treatment for opioid use disorder, where he oversaw usability testing with the Boulder app and feasibility testing with the program model.

Project Descriptions

Transgender Young Adults, Sibling Relationships, and Mental Health additional analyses from these previously collected data will include evaluating sibling relationships before and after gender identity disclosure; mental health in relation to gender transition milestones; and evaluating the impact of minority stress on transgender and nonbinary young adults’ mental health.

AY 2021-2022: Moral Reckoning with Nurses’ Actions, Inactions, and Silence that May Perpetuate Health Inequity Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People (through Northeastern University Humanities Fellowship) will use social media analysis and digital stories (created by LGBTQ+ individuals and LGBTQ+-identified nurses) as tools to increase healthcare professionals’ awareness of the unique needs of LGBTQ+ populations in healthcare settings.

Publications – Past Three Years

*Bosse, J. D., Hoffman, K., Wiest, K., Korthuis, P. T., Petluri, R., Pertl, K., & Martin, S. A. (in press) Patient Evaluation of a Smartphone Application for Telehealth Care of Opioid Use Disorder. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice

*Bosse, J. D., Katz-Wise, S., & Chiodo, L. M. (in press) Sexual and Gender Diverse Young Adults’ Perception of Behaviors that are Supportive and Unsupportive of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities. Journal of Adolescent Research

*Bosse, J. D., Dion, K. A., Campbell Silverman, S., & Chiodo, L. (2022). Transgender and Nonbinary Young Adults’ Perception of Sibling and Parental Support for Gender Identity. Research in Nursing & Health. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35767425

+Clark, K. & Bosse, J. D. (2022). Syllabus selections: Stigma word cloud. Journal of Nursing Education, 71(7), 422. PMID: 35858141

+Bosse, J.D., Clark, K., Arnold, S. (2021). Implementing Trauma Informed Education Practices in Undergraduate Mental Health Nursing Education. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(12),  707-B7711. PMID: 34870506

Bosse, J. D., Jackman, K. & Hughes, T. (2020). NINR Funding Dedicated to Sexual and Gender Minority Health: 1987-2018. Nursing Outlook, 68, 293-300.

Bosse, J. D. (2019). Sexual and gender identity development in young adults and implications for healthcare. Current Sexual Health Reports, 11, 274-286.

*Mariolis, T., Bosse, J. D., Martin, S., Wilson, A., Chiodo, L. C. (2019). A systematic review of the effectiveness of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder compared to other treatment modalities. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 10, 2.

*Jackman, K., Bosse, J. D., Eliason, M., Hughes, T. (2019) Sexual and Gender Minority Health in Nursing Research. Nursing Outlook, 67(1), 21-38.