Braveheart Gillani

Braveheart Gillani graduated with his Bachelor’s in Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston. Post-graduation, he practiced as an offshore engineer and a project manager in the oil and gas industry. He earned his Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in mental health and domestic social and economic development and a specialization in System Dynamics from the Brown School of Social work. Braveheart’s research and advocacy are focused on sexual and gender minorities, healthy masculinity development, along with issues of racial equity and social justice. He is interested in using System Sciences and System Dynamics to understand wicked social problems, identifying integrated interventions and leverage points towards collective healing.

Recent Publications

Gaveras, E., Fabbre, V., Gillani, B. (2021)Understanding Past Experiences of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in the Life Narratives of Transgender Older Adults. Qualitative Social Work

Mintz, L. J., Gillani, B., & Moore, S. E. (2022). Telehealth in trans and gender diverse communities: The impact of covid-19. Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13669-022-00334-7 

Moore, S. E., Wierenga, K. L., Prince, D. M., Gillani, B., & Mintz, L. J. (2021). Disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on perceived social support, mental health and somatic symptoms in sexual and gender minority populations. Journal of Homosexuality, 68(4), 577–591.

Prince, D. M., Ray-Novak, M., Gillani, B., & Peterson, E. (2021). Sexual and gender minority youth in Foster Care: An evidence-based theoretical conceptual model of disproportionality and psychological comorbidities. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 152483802110131.