University of Southern California, 2022, PhD
Queen's University, MA
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BA
I work primarily in the area of transgender health and human rights, with particular emphasis on how the US and anglophone world have an outsized influence on the scientific literature that structures the lives and life chances of trans and gender diverse people around the world.
To that end, my work is often critical, empirical, and quantitative, though I also use qualitative and mixed methods. My primary contributions in this arena are bringing spatial analysis, that is spatially explicit empirical techniques often using geographic information science, and geographic thinking, the theories and epistemologies of centering space and place as formative and foundational rather than as variables for which we can control, to bear on the work in transgender population health that informs law and policy from local to global.
I have published in these areas in a number of journals and am especially invested in intersectional and rights-based approaches to both researching transgender health and promoting the health and well-being of transgender and gender diverse people around the world. Beyond this I am also well-versed in transgender, queer, and feminist theories more broadly and have published in humanistic venues like Hypatia and TSQ.
I earned my PhD in Population, Health & Place from the University of Southern California in 2022. Prior to that, I earned two degrees in gender studies, an MA from Queen’s University, and a BA from UNC-Greensboro, where I also majored in Religious Studies and French. My current work bridges my humanistic training with my applied and empirical work in health geography.
I am crafting a second large scale project that seeks to understand how data, information, and statistics shape the lives and the life chances of transgender people. I also have work underway on intersectionality in biomedical informatics, the effect of gender-affirming laws and policies on the health outcomes of trans populations, and on travel burden in accessing gender-affirming healthcare in the US and Canada.
In addition to the above, I am a Co-Founder, Distinguished Fellow & Director of Finance at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies (CATS). We are non-profit, academic think tank focused on the application of scholarship on and with transgender communities to law, policy and practice. We publish a platinum open-access journal Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies which is free to publish in and free to read.
Here at UBC, my teaching will focus on geographic information science, but this is not my only interest in working with students. I am also interested in mentoring students with interests in trans (and queer) geographies, health and medical geography, critical GIS and critical data studies, and science and technology studies.
Students interested in working with me should reach out to me directly in advance of applying to our department.
Everhart, A. R., Ferguson, L. and J. P. Wilson. 2023. Measuring Geographic Access to Transgender Hormone Therapy in Texas: A Three-Step Floating Catchment Area Analysis. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology 24 (April): 100585. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sste.2023.100585.
Billard, T. J., Everhart, A. R. and E. Zhang. 2022. Whither Trans Studies?: On Fields, Post-Disciplines, and the Need for an Applied Transgender Studies 1 (1–2). doi: https://doi.org/10.57814/PE84-4348.
Everhart, A. R., Boska, H. Sinai-Glazer, H. Wilson-Yang, J. Q. Burke, N. B. LeBlanc, G. Persad, Y. Ortigoza, E. Scheim, A. I. and Z. Marshall. 2022. ‘I’m Not Interested in Research; i’m Interested in Services’: How to Better Health and Social Services for Transgender Women Living with and Affected by HIV. Social Science & Medicine 292 (January): 114610. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114610.
Everhart, A. R., Ferguson, L. and J. P. Wilson. 2022. Construction and Validation of a Spatial Database of Providers of Transgender Hormone Therapy in the US. Social Science & Medicine 303 (June): 115014. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115014.
Everhart, A. R. 2022. Bones without Flesh and (Trans)Gender without Bodies: Querying Desires for Trans Historicity. Hypatia 37 (4): 601–18. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/hyp.2022.50.
Lett, E. Abrams, M. P. Gold, A. Fullerton, F. A. and A. Everhart. 2022. Ethnoracial Inequities in Access to Gender-Affirming Mental Health Care and Psychological Distress among Transgender Adults. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, February. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-022-02246-6.
Kronk, C. A. Everhart, A. R. Ashley, F. Thompson, H. M. Schall, T. E. Goetz, T. G. Hiatt, L.https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocab136.2021. Transgender Data Collection in the Electronic Health Record: Current Concepts and Issues. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 29 (2). doi:
Lett, E. and A. Everhart. 2021. Considerations for Transgender Population Health Research Based on US National Surveys. Annals of Epidemiology, October. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.10.009.
Outstanding Dissertation Award – Digital Geographies Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (2023)
Order of Arête – University of Southern California (2022)
Gamma Theta Upsilon Lifetime Inductee (2022)