I am proud to run the Transgender Health Lab in the psychology department at the University of Houston. We are currently studying the long term effects of testosterone on the mental health and sexuality of transgender men and the experiences of parents of transgender youth. See below for infographics created by my research assistants and a selection of my publications. 

Infographics

 This study suggests that hormone therapy, specifically testosterone, is associated with improved mental health outcomes in transgender men. Health care professionals can better serve the needs of transgender individuals by understanding the positive mental health effects associated with testosterone. 

This study suggests that hormone therapy, specifically testosterone, is associated with improved mental health outcomes in transgender men. Health care professionals can better serve the needs of transgender individuals by understanding the positive mental health effects associated with testosterone. 

Transgender Youth

Ehrensaft, D., Giammattei, S.V., Storck K., Tishelman, A.C. & Keo-Meier, C. (2018). Prepubertal social gender transitions: What we know; what we can learn—A view from a gender affirmative lens. International Journal of Transgenderism, DOI: 10.1080/15532739.2017.1414649

Meier, C., Hicks, L., & Lowrey, S. (2014). Youth. In Erickson-Schroth, L. (Eds). Trans Bodies Trans Selves. Cary, North Carolina: Oxford University Press.

Case, K., & Meier, C. (2014). Developing allies to transgender and gender-nonconforming youth: Training for counselors and educators. Journal of LGBT Youth, 11, 62-82.

Testosterone Treatment

Keo-Meier, C., Herman, L., Reisner, S.L., Pardo, S., Sharp, C., & Babcock, J. (2015). Testosterone treatment and MMPI–2 improvement in transgender men: A prospective controlled study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 143-156.

Davis, S., & Meier, C. (2014). Effects of testosterone treatment and chest reconstruction surgery on mental health and Sexuality in female-to-male transgender people. International Journal of Sexual Health, 26, DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2013.833152.

Meier, C., Fitzgerald, K., Pardo, S., & Babcock, J. (2011). The effects of hormonal gender affirmation treatment on mental health in female-to-male transsexuals. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 15(3), 281-299.

Psychological Testing with Transgender People

Keo-Meier, C. & Fitzgerald, K. (2017). Affirmative psychological testing and neurocognitive assessment with Transgender Adults. Psychiatric Clinics, 40(1), 51-64. DOI: 10.1016/j.psc.2016.10.011

Relationships and Sexuality in Trans Men

Meier, C., Pardo, S., Labuski, C. & Babcock, J. (2013). Measures of clinical health among female-to-male transgender persons as a function of sexual orientation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 463-474. 10.1007/s10508-012-0052-2.

Meier, C., Sharp, C., Michonski, J., Babcock, J., & Fitzgerald, K. (2013). Romantic relationships of female-to-male trans men: A descriptive study. International Journal of Transgenderism, 14, 75-85.

Prevalence of Transgender People

Meier, S. & Labuski, C. (2013). The demographics of the transgender population. In Baumle, A. (Eds.) The International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality. (pp. 289-327). New York, NY: Springer Press.