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Michael R. Kauth, Ph.D.


Investigator, Behavioral Health Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Plus (LGBT+) Health Program, Office of Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration



Phone:713-791-1414 ext. 10328

Research Interests

  • LGBT Veteran health disparities
  • Implementation and dissemination of educational interventions
  • Theories of sexual attraction
  • Evolutionary psychology and human sexuality


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • B.F.A., Art History, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Awards and Activities

  • GLMA (formerly Gay/Lesbian Medical Association) Achievement Award, 2018
  • James Besyner Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychological Association, Division 18 (Public Service), 2018
  • Distinguished Contribution to Education & Training Award, Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (Division 44), American Psychological Association, 2014
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award, Educational Leadership, Baylor College of Medicine, 2011

Dr. Kauth's PubMed Link *

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