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Arjan van der Star

Arjan Van Der Star

PhD student

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Research description


Structural, interpersonal, and individual factors influencing sexual orientation-based disparities in mental health


Untethered lives: barriers to societal integration as predictors of the sexual orientation disparity in suicidality. Bränström R, van der Star A, Pachankis JE Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2019 Jul;():

Sexual orientation openness and depression symptoms: A population-based study. Van der Star, A., Pachankis, J. E., & Bränström, R. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2019. Advance online publication.

European-wide monitoring of sexual and gender minority health: a necessary and feasible task for advancing health equity. Bränström R, van der Star A, Pachankis J Eur J Public Health 2019 04;29(2):199-200

More knowledge and research concerning the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals is needed. Bränström R, van der Star A Eur J Public Health 2016 Apr;26(2):208-9

Acceptance of sexual minorities, discrimination, social capital and health and well-being: a cross-European study among members of same-sex and opposite-sex couples. van der Star A, Bränström R BMC Public Health 2015 Aug;15():812

Long-Term (6 Months) Effectiveness, Compliance, and Subjective Sleep Outcomes of Treatment with the Sleep Position Trainer in a Large Cohort of Position-Dependent OSA Patients. Van Maanen, J.P., Van der Star, A., & de Vries, N. Positional Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Springer International Publishing), 2015:265-278

History of Positional Therapy: Transition from Tennis Balls to New Devices. Ravesloot, M., Van der Star, A., & Van Beest, E.C.V. Positional Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Springer International Publishing), 2015:223-235

Next generation of public health professionals: networks and the EUPHAnxtintegration approach. Bert F, van der Star A, Scaioli G Eur J Public Health 2014 Dec;24(6):876

EUPHA office column: EUPHA 2020, the third strategy's pillar & EUPHAnxt. Paget, D.Z., Ricciardi, W., Van der Star, A., Jakab, Z., Borg, T., Bert, F., & Scaioli, G. Eur J Public Health 2014;24(4):696-699

EUPHAnxt: young professionals and European Public Health: a challenge for the future. Bert, F., & Van der Star, A. Eur J Public Health 2014;23(4):717–719

All inclusive Public Health--what about LGBT populations? Bränström R, van der Star A Eur J Public Health 2013 Jun;23(3):353-4


2018-03-01 - Present:           Postgraduate Fellow at the Yale School of Public Health 

2016-09-01 - Present:           Ph.D. Candidacy in Public Health

2011-09-01 - 2013-08-31:     M.Sc. in Health Economics, Policy & Law

2008-09-01 - 2011-08-31:     B.Sc. in Health Policy & Management

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