Hi there HouTx! Thanks so much for your response. I recognize it is sort of a niche question, and didn't have any expectations about replies.
So, LGBT health is an exciting and expanding area of research interest at a number of universities (Duke, UCSF, Penn, Columbia, and others) due to poor health outcomes among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. There are a myriad of reasons for this, but a big one is stigma, including from medical professionals. While, as you note, LGBT health doesn't fit into the hospital care or technology categories mentioned, knowledge about sexual and gender identity can be helpful when doing STD screenings, or asking questions about sexual history, and providing education about sexual health. Due to this, I am trying to figure out if there might be public health or community health fellowships working with the LGBT population specifically. There are a few such organizations around the country, some associated with universities. I appreciate the idea of focusing on transgender pre and post-op care. I didn't think about that as an option.
While you suggested behavioral health, I can't think of how that might work as homosexuality was removed from the DSM in 1973. Gender dysphoria diagnosis was substantially changed in the 2013 DSM to reflect that only individuals with distress about their gender identity would be classified as such. In other words, being transgender in itself is no longer considered a mental illness.
Thanks so much for your response. I'm thinking that, once I practice for a few years, pursuing my NP at one of the universities mentioned above might be the best way forward.