Ph.D. Student Profile

Wesley  King, MPH, MEd

Wesley King, MPH, MEd

  • Doctoral Pre-Candidate


  • MPH, Brown University (2019)
  • MEd, University of Massachusetts Boston (2013)
  • BA, Biology, Swarthmore College (2012)

Research Interests & Projects

  • Transgender health equity
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Structural vulnerability
  • Gender-based structural and interpersonal violence

Selected Publications

  • King, WM, Jadwin-Cakmak, L, Trammell, R, Gamarel, KE. (2022). Structural Vulnerability as a Conceptual Framework for Transgender Health Research: Findings from a Community Needs Assessment of Transgender Women of Colour in Detroit. Culture, Health, & Sexuality. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2022.2086709
  • King, WM & Gamarel, KE. (2020). A scoping review examining social and legal gender affirmation and health among transgender populations. Transgender Health. DOI: 10.1089/trgh.2020.0025

Additional Information

  • Rackham Merit Fellow (2019 - 2024)
  • Pre-Doctoral Trainee, National Institute of Child Health and Development (2021-2022)