Shanna Stryker

Shanna Duffy Stryker , MD,MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Medical Sciences Building


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Professional Summary

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine 
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center Family Medicine-Psychiatry Combined Residency 2013-2018
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Faculty Development in Global Health Fellowship (Department of Family and Community Medicine) 2018-2020

Double-boarded in Family Medicine and Psychiatry

Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine

Member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health



Bachelor of Science: University of Pittsburgh 2009 (Psychology, Minors in Social Work and Chemistry)

Medical Degree: Wright State University 2013

Residency: University of Cincinnati 2018 (Family Medicine and Psychiatry)

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati 2020 (Global Health and Faculty Development)

MPH: University of Cincinnati 2020 (Global Health)


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) (Certification Date: 09-24-2018 )

Clinical Interests

Family Medicine



Family Medicine


Research and Practice Interests

I am interested in health justice, particularly for LGBTQIA+ individuals and immigrants and refugees. Clinically, I provide care to many transgender and gender non-conforming adults. I believe that medical education and the integration of behavioral health services into the primary care setting are important vehicles for health system innovation. 

My research goals include improving access to meaningful, affirming healthcare for marginalized groups. I use implementation science-guided program design/evaluation and community-based participatory research methods to understand facilitators and barriers to care. Most of my research is qualitative or survey-based. 

Research Support

Grant: #R25GM137361 08-01-2023 -07-31-2026 National Institute of General Medical Sciences MYHealth: Training the Next Generation of Health Scientists Through Participatory Research in Adolescent Health Role:PI 14186.00 Hold Level:Federal

Grant: #R25GM137361 08-01-2023 -07-31-2026 National Institute of General Medical Sciences MYHealth: Training the Next Generation of Health Scientists Through Participatory Research in Adolescent Health Role:PI 14186.00 Hold Level:Federal

Grant: #R25LM014536 Investigators:Knapke, Jacqueline; Pickle, Sarah; Stryker, Shanna; Whitton, Sarah 04-01-2024 -03-31-2028 National Library of Medicine The HIGHER Academy: Healthcare Interprofessional Gender Health, Education and Research Academy for Gender Expansive Health Research Training and Collaboration Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Duffy, Shanna O; Squires, Janet; Fromkin, Janet B; Berger, Rachel P (2011. ) Use of skeletal surveys to evaluate for physical abuse: analysis of 703 consecutive skeletal surveys.Pediatrics, , 127 (1 ) ,e47-52 More Information

Yockey, Andrew; Stryker, Shanna (2021. ) The Epidemiology of Cocaine Use Among Hispanic Individuals: Findings From the 2015-2018 National Survey of Drug Use and Health.Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, , 19 (2 ) ,105-111 More Information

Stryker, Shanna D; Andrew Yockey, Robert; Rabin, Julia; Vaughn, Lisa M; Jacquez, Farrah (2021. ) How Do We Measure Stress in Latinos in the United States? A Systematic Review.Health equity, , 5 (1 ) ,338-344 More Information

Stryker, Shanna Duffy; Pallerla, Harini; Pickle, Sarah (2020. ) Considerations on medical training for gender-affirming care: Motivations and perspectives.International journal of transgender health, , 21 (1 ) ,79-88 More Information

Shanna D. Stryker, Harini Pallerla, R. Andrew Yockey, Julia Bedard-Thomas, and Sarah Pickle (2021. ) Training Mental Health Professionals in Gender-Affirming Care: A Survey of Experienced Clinicians .Transgender Health, , online ,

Kaeppler, Caitlin; Holmberg, Peter; Tam, Reena P; Porada, Kelsey; Stryker, Shanna D; Conway, Kate; Schubert, Charles (2021. ) The impact of global health opportunities on residency selection.BMC medical education, , 21 (1 ) ,384 More Information

Stryker, Shanna D; Kishton, Rachel; Nichols, Beatrice; Hargraves, Daniel; Goodnow, Keesha; Doarn, Charles R; Brown, Jennifer L (2021. ) 'Depression is not a familiar word': A mixed-methods approach to describe the experience of primary care nurses treating depression in rural Guatemala.The International journal of social psychiatry, , 207640211047882 More Information

Schlaudecker J, Hargraves D, Stryker SD, Cafferty P, Gottschlich M, Rich M (2021. ) Transition of a Primary Care Fellowship to A Virtual Format: Lessons Learned.Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences, , 12 (4 ) ,287 More Information

Stryker, Shanna D; Conway, Katharine; Kaeppler, Caitlin; Porada, Kelsey; Tam, Reena P; Holmberg, Peter J; Schubert, Charles (2023. ) Underprepared: influences of U.S. medical students' self-assessed confidence in immigrant and refugee health care.Medical education online, , 28 (1 ) ,2161117 More Information

Stantliff, Trevor M; Houshel, Lauren; Goswami, Rinki; Millow, Serenity; Cook, Gabrielle; Knapmeyer, Robin; Easton, Christa; Stryker, Shanna D; Williams, Kelli M; Walter, Martha; Mooney, Jennifer; Huaman, Moises A (2023. ) The latent tuberculosis infection cascade of care during the COVID-19 pandemic response in a Mid-Sized US city.Journal of clinical tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases, , 31 ,100367 More Information

Vijapura, Charmi; Tobler, Juliana; Wahab, Rifat A; Smith, M Lynne; Brown, Ann L; Pickle, Sarah; Stryker, Shanna D; Spalluto, Lucy B; England, Eric; Kanfi, Alisa (2023. ) Resident Attitudes and Experiences with a Novel Radiology-based Transgender Curriculum: A Qualitative Study.Academic radiology, , More Information

Cockroft, Joshua D; Rabin, Julia; Yockey, R Andrew; Toledo, Isabella; Fain, Susan; Jacquez, Farrah; Vaughn, Lisa M; Stryker, Shanna D (2023. ) Psychometric Properties of Scales Measuring Resilience in U.S. Latinx Populations: A Systematic Review.Health equity, , 7 (1 ) ,148-160 More Information

Yockey, R Andrew; Cristol, Benjamin A; Stryker, Shanna; Kline, Nolan (2023. ) Typical Sources and Locations of Marijuana among US Young Adults: Differences by Sexual Minority Status.Substance use & misuse, , 58 (5 ) ,704-708 More Information

Ricks, JaNelle M; Arthur, Elizabeth K; Stryker, Shanna D; Yockey, R Andrew; Anderson, Avery M; Allensworth-Davies, Donald (2022. ) A Systematic Literature Review of Community-Based Participatory Health Research with Sexual and Gender Minority Communities.Health equity, , 6 (1 ) ,640-657 More Information

Stryker, Shanna D; Pallerla, Harini; Yockey, R Andrew; Bedard-Thomas, Julia; Pickle, Sarah (2022. ) Training Mental Health Professionals in Gender-Affirming Care: A Survey of Experienced Clinicians.Transgender health, , 7 (1 ) ,68-77 More Information

Madzia, Jules L; Stryker, Shanna D; Bamford, Leigh M; Pickle, Sarah; McKenna, Victoria S (2024. ) Gender-Diverse Patients' Awareness and Utilization of Gender-Affirming Laryngological Services.The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, , 34894241232488 More Information

de la Garza Iga, Francisco Javier; Mejía Alvarez, Marinés; Cockroft, Joshua D; Rabin, Julia; Cordón, Ana; Elias Rodas, Dina Maria; Grazioso, Maria Del Pilar; Espinola, Maria; O'Dea, Christine; Schubert, Charles; Stryker, Shanna D (2023. ) Using the project ECHO™ model to teach mental health topics in rural Guatemala: An implementation science-guided evaluation.The International journal of social psychiatry, , 69 (8 ) ,2031-2041 More Information


Invited Presentations

Beckman EJ, Stryker SD, Kishton R, Keeton C, Pallerla H, White C. (05-2018. ) Population Management at McMicken Integrated Care Clinic for Individuals Affected by Homelessness: Steps Towards Collaborative Care. .Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Washington, D.C.. Level:National

Duffy SO (01-2008. ) Assessing the Use of Skeletal Surveys to Evaluate for Trauma: Can We Predict Which Children are Most Likely to Have Clinically Unsuspected Fractures? .22nd Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA. Level:International

Shanna D Stryker (10-13-2018. ) Catatonia in the Tropics: Expanding the Differential .Annual Conference for the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, Chicago. Level:National

Shanna D Stryker (04-16-2021. ) Inclusive Sexual Wellness in Primary Care: Promoting Behavioral Health Consultation .PRI-Care Fellowship Forum, Level:Regional

Shanna D Stryker (09-26-2019. ) Trauma Informed Care: A Candid Conversation on LGBTQ+ Sexual Health .Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium, Level:Local

Shanna D Stryker (02-24-2021. ) Making Sense of Your Labs .POZitive Attitudes support group for People Living with HIV, Dayton. Level:Regional

Shanna D Stryker (10-06-2021. ) Health Disparities and Resilience Among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals .University of Cincinnati School of Environmental and Public Health Sciences Seminar, Level:University

Shanna D Stryker (06-18-2020. ) Achieving Your Optimal Health During COVID-19: Physically and Mentally .Human Rights Campaign of Greater Cincinnati, Level:Regional

Shanna D Stryker (10-06-2020. ) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Journal Club .American Medical Association Medical Student Section on LGBTQ+ Issues, Level:Prof. Org.

Shanna D Stryker, Julia Rabin (10-2021. ) Community Building for Health and Mental Wellness: Latinos Unidos por la Salud .University of Cincinnati Mental Health Action Summit, Level:Local

Odea C, Stryker S, De la Garza Iza F, Rabin J, Mejia M, Cordon Juarez A, Espinola M, Rodas D, Grazioso M (10-2021. ) Building Capacity in Mental Health for Primary Care Professionals in Rural Guatemala: An Interdisciplinary Multicultural Approach Using Project ECHO® .AAFP Global Health Summit, Level:National

Ismail M, Doshi S, Elzarka A, Stryker S (09-2021. ) Evaluating a Health Literacy Curriculum For Adolescent Refugees in Cincinnati Public Schools .North American Refugee Healthcare Conference, Level:International

Conway, KC, Stryker SD, Schubert C, Kaeppler C, Porada K, Tam RP, Leonard AC, Holmberg P (09-2020. ) Refugee Health in US Medical Graduate Curriculum – Are We Doing Enough? .North American Refugee Healthcare Conference, Level:International

Poster Presentations

Stryker SD, Pickle S, Pallerla H, Bedard-Thomas J (11-2018. ) Asking the Experts: Experienced Prescribers’ Recommendations on Methods of Training Students and Professionals in Gender-Affirming Care. World Professional Association for Transgender Health 25th Biennial Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires, Argentina. . Level:International

Stryker SD, Pickle S, Pallerla H, Bedard-Thomas J. (05-2018. ) Family Physicians Providing Gender-Affirming Care to Transgender Individuals: Training Opportunities Identified in a Survey of Peers. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Washington D.C.. . Level:National

Beckman EJ, Stryker SD, Pallerla H, White C. (09-2017. ) Population Management at McMicken Integrated Care Clinic for Individuals Affected by Homelessness: Steps Towards Collaborative Care. .Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, Chicago, Illinois. . Level:National


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease .TCH/UC Family Medicine Residency.

Feminizing Hormones for Trans* Individuals .TCH/UC Family Medicine Residency.

Primary Care for LGBT Patients .TCH/UC Family Medicine Residency.

Eating Disorders in Transgender Individuals: A Review of the Literature .UC Psychiatry Residency.

Testosterone for Transgender Men .TCH/UC Family Medicine Residency.

Inflammation in Depression .UC Psychiatry Residency.

Mental Illness and Homelessness .UC Medical Student Psychiatry Interest Club.

(04-2018. ) Gender-Affirming Care for the Pharmacist .


Stryker SD, Bedard-Thomas JC. (06-2018. ) Bringing Gender-Affirming Care to a Residency Primary Care Clinic. Cincinnati, OH. UC. Level:Department

Honors and Awards

2016 -2017 AAFP Emerging Leaders Scholar

2018 Southwestern Ohio Society of Family Physicians Kenneth A. Frederick MD Family Medicine Residency Award

2017 Martin Fenton Award for Outstanding Medicine/Psychiatry Resident Association of Medicine and Psychiatry

2017 Outstanding Performance in Patient Advocacy Award UC Department of Psychiatry


Race Track Clinic Type:Community Service