Research and Publications

Current Research Projects

2013- present: The Gay Men’s Disclosure Study: Data collection has begun in late October 2014 collecting a data from gay men from all states and provinces the USA and Canada. The study will compare disclosure, social support and depression. It will also be testing the ALIDA instrument, which was designed to measure disclosure on Lesbian women, on gay men to further study the phenomenon of disclosure and to identify differences and similarity between gay men and lesbian women.

2014- present: Hybrid versus Face-to-Face: A comparison of the pedagogical effectiveness in undergraduate nursing courses. An IRB proposal is being evaluated. The study will to compare and contrast the effectiveness of the two pedagogical methods for two undergraduate nursing classes taught in the same groups on different campuses.


Peer- Reviewed Publications

van Dam, M.A. (2015) ALIDA-II: An improved Disclosure Scale. The Journal of Homosexuality. 00:1-16, ISSN: 0091-8369 print/1540-3602 online; DOI:1080/00918369.2015.1060052

van Dam, M. A. (2014a). Lesbian disclosure, social support and depression: A geopolitical perspective. Sexuality Research and Public Policy. (11:233-244)

van Dam, M. A. (2014b). Associations among Lesbian Disclosure, Social Support, Depression and Demographic Variables. The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. 18:375-392.

van Dam, M. A., (2010). Chapter 7: “Yup, I have two moms”. Chapter in a book entitled “Lesbian Health 101”. Edited by Dibble, S. & Robertson, P. UCSF Nursing Press. Pages 111-124, San Francisco.

van Dam, M.A., (2008). Research on Lesbian Health Issues. Chapter: Minority Women’s Health: Current Issues in Research, Education and Practice edited by Dr. Andrea Boyle and Dr. Darlene Yee. Pages 235-236. Springer Publications.

van Dam, M. A., (2008). Lesbian identity disclosure assessment: The ALIDA instrument. The Journal of Homosexuality 55(1), 166-183.

van Dam, M. A.(2004). Mothers in Two types of lesbian families: Stigma experiences, supports and burdens. Journal of Family Nursing 10(4). 450-484.

van Dam, M. A. (2003). Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory and Lesbian Families. Journal of Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, 7(4) 99-105.

van Dam, M.A.., Koh, Audrey S., & Dibble, Suzanne L.(2001). Lesbian Disclosure to Health Care Providers and Delay of Care. Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, 5(1): 11-19. March.

van Dam, M. A., Craig, J. & Malmeister, M. (1993). Nursing planning, intervention and evaluation in altered respiratory function. In D. Jackson-Broadwell and R. Saunders’(eds) Child Health Nursing: A Comprehensive Approach to the Care of Children and their Families. (pp.897-977). Philadelphia. Lippincott.

van Dam, M.A. (1992). Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. In C.L. Mudge-Grout’s (ed). Immunological Disorders, Mosby Clinical Series, (pp.172-180). Chicago. Mosby

van Dam, M.A. (1989). The recognition and treatment of Hypervitaminosis A. The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Care. 14(8) 28-31.


Peered Reviewed unPublished

van Dam, M. A.(2002). Lesbian Families: Stigma and Disclosure Issues. Dissertation. University of California, San Francisco.