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Bonnie Bullough, PhD, RN Biography

Former Dean of the State University of New York at Buffalo Nursing School
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“Gender identity, including sexual orientation, is apparently the product of a complex interaction among 3 factors:

1. Genetic Predisposition

2. Physiological Factors

3. The socialization process”

Cross Dressing, Sex, and Gender, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • National Nurse Practitioner Researcher of the Year, 1992
  • Dean, State University of New York at Buffalo Nursing School, 1980-1991
  • Inducted as Member of American Academy of Nursing, 1978
  • Fulbright Lecturer, Cairo, Egypt, 1966
  • PhD, Sociology, UCLA, 1968
  • MA, Nursing, UCLA, 1962
  • Wife of Vern Bullough
Quoted in:
  1. Is Gender Nonconforming Behavior in Children Indicative of Adult Homosexual Orientation?