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Center for LGBT Health Research welcomes national expertsComments Off on Center for LGBT Health Research welcomes national experts
Both researchers will share their updates on the work they are doing at Harvard and Northwestern University.
Dr. Austin is an award-winning researcher, teacher, and mentor. She is Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston and Director of the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator at the Harvard School of Public Health and Children’s Hospital Boston: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/striped/. Dr. Austin’s primary research is in the behavioral sciences and social epidemiology, addressing social and physical environmental influences on physical activity, nutritional patterns, and eating disorders risk in school and community settings. In addition, her research interests include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescent health.
Brian Mustanski, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and directs the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program. A central focus of his research is on the clustering of psychological, behavioral, and physical health, particularly as they relate to HIV in vulnerable populations. Dr. Mustanski received his doctorate in Psychology from Indiana University, where he trained extensively at the Kinsey Institute. He has been the Principal Investigator for multiple National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other foundation research and training awards, including being named a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar. The majority of his research focuses on the health and development of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. In addition, he conducts applied research on HIV prevention among young men who have sex with men (MSM). Dr. Mustanski was an early adopter of using the Internet for health research and his ongoing work seeks to apply new technology to improve research and interventions.
Webinar on Transgender Health scheduled for May 8Comments Off on Webinar on Transgender Health scheduled for May 8
The first Department of Health and Human Services “Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on LGBT Health” Webinar on Transgender Health is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm. During the webinar, listeners will be introduced to Healthy People 2020’s new lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) topic area. Other presentations will include an overview of transgender health, transgender health issues and development of gender identity.
Welcome and Introductions
AJ Pearlman (Moderator)
Immediate Office of the Secretary
US Department of Health and Human Services
Introduction to Healthy People and the New LGBT Topic Area
Don Wright, MD, MPH
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Overview of Transgender Health
JoAnne Keatley, MSW
Director, Center of Excellence on Transgender Health
University of California San Francisco
Development of Gender Identity and Mental Health
Walter Bockting, PhD
Professor, Program in Human Sexuality
University of Minnesota
Transgender Health Issues
Madeline Deutsch, MD
Director, Transgender Health Program
Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center