Oyarvide Tuthill's research focuses on how health inequality is reproduced across the intersections of race/ethnicity, nativity, gender identity and sexual orientation. As a previous caseworker, she has worked with historically overlooked communities to help them obtain access to health promoting resources. Dr. Oyarvide Tuthill believes that research is valuable because it can effectively guide policy. Overarching themes in her writings include qualitative, quantitative and theoretical examinations of various axis of wellbeing including health status, health behaviors and health care utilization among population groups.
Draws on the 2010 Social Justice Sexuality Project (SJSP) to examine how union status relates to overweight status/obesity among sexual minorities. Finds more evidence that union status relates to weight among sexual minority women than men.
Draws on data from 3,050 adults included in the 2010 Social Justice Sexuality Project to examine whether sexual minorities perceive their medical provider as comfortable with their sexual identity, and how these relationships differ for cisgender men, cisgender women, and multi-gendered and transgender adults.
Examines socioeconomic profiles of older LGB adults and find evidence of substantial financial and other health-related risks among bisexuals relative to gay and lesbian adults.
Analyses data from the 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC) and finds minimal differences in regards to satisfaction of healthcare between LGBT and heterosexual family households.
Examines how race and ethnicity combine with sexual identity to shape the health and health behaviors of U.S. adults.
Uses in-depth interviews to examine how Hispanic lesbian mothers negotiate their Catholic religious identity with aspects of their sexual identity. Finds that respondents drew on various strategies to reconcile or navigate perceived conflict between their roles as a Catholic and as a lesbian.