Shoshana K. Goldberg is the Director of Public Education & Research at the HRC Foundation. In her role, she oversees more than 100 research projects that use quantitative and qualitative data to better understand the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals in all aspects and dimensions of daily life, as well as public education products that aim to educate and inform advocates, policy makers and the general public. In addition, she advises both external stakeholders and colleagues across HRC on best practices for collecting data on LGBTQ+ people, as well as how to incorporate research into existing projects.
Prior to joining to HRC, Goldberg held both research and academic positions in the fields of LGBTQ+ health and policy, working with organizations such as The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Strength in Numbers Consulting Group. Through her prior work she has co-authored numerous academic articles, book chapters and research briefs, gaining expertise in the use of population-based data to understand the demographics of the LGBTQ+ population, as well as how existing social, structural and political factors contribute to vulnerabilities, marginalization and health disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Goldberg holds a Master’s of Public Health in maternal and child health, and a Ph.D. in maternal and child health and epidemiology, both earned from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she lives just 5 blocks from one of the few remaining lesbian bars in the United States.