Research Spotlight: Lizzy Bartelt

Lizzy Bartelt

Lizzy Bartelt, Doctoral Student at Indiana University – School of Public Health, Bloomington

Lizzy Bartelt is a new researcher on bisexuality. She started her work in sexual health nearly a decade ago while working as a sexuality educator at Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.

She has been working with LGBTQ+ youth for many years as well through work with Indiana Youth Group (the largest and oldest LGBTQ+ youth group in Indiana) where she has led a program called Bi/Poly/Pan for four+ years this is a support group for young people identifying as bisexual, pansexual, and polysexual; as well as, Prism Youth Community (a 4 year old LGBTQ+ youth group in Bloomington, Indiana) where she worked with youth to evaluate their programming.

She came to IU in 2015 and started to work with Dr. Brian Dodge and the Center for Sexual Health Promotion. During her time working with the Center for Sexual Health Promotion she has worked on a study with bisexual parents, another on attitudes towards bisexual individuals from both the heterosexual community and from the larger LGBTQ+ community.

Lizzy looks forward to her career as a researcher and continuing to tell the often erased stories of bisexual individuals. She particularly cares about this work not only due her own bisexual identity but also because she has seen the pure magic that comes from young people first realizing they are not alone. She hopes that her work will continue to help bring awareness and resources to the bisexual community.