Felner employs community-based participatory research (CBPR) and youth participatory action research (YPAR) approaches, qualitative and mixed methodologies, and critical theoretical lens to address the social and structural determinants of health inequities among marginalized youth and young adults. Felner's projects address a variety of health topics, including tobacco- and substance use-related inequities among LGBTQ youth, youth homelessness and housing instability, place-effects on health, and health inequities at the intersections of marginalized social positions.
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Involves a qualitative examination of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) young adults with probable substance use disorders conceptualized their substance use vis-à-vis their LGBTQ identities.
Describes the findings of a community-based participatory research study using photovoice methodology to explore health and homelessness in San Diego among transitional aged youth.
Explores intersecting place, race, and class-based stigmas, or spatial stigma, as a social determinant of health among youth of color accessing LGBTQ-specific services in the Chicago’s White, middle-class gay enclave, Boystown. Collects qualitative data within the context of a youth participatory action research study with 11 youth researchers.