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Gender, Sexuality, Stigma and Population Health
February 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Kerith Conron, Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director at the Williams Institute, UCLA
Kerith Conron is the Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director at the Williams Institute. She is a social and psychiatric epidemiologist whose work focuses on documenting and reducing health inequities that impact sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) populations. Dr. Conron is committed to altering the landscape of adversity and opportunity for the most marginalized LGBTQ communities through collaborative activities that impact the social determinants of health. She is co-PI of the newly funded (NICHD/NIHMD) Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health across the Life Course study and previously has been supported by NIMHD to conduct community-based participatory research with LGBTQ youth of color and their parents and by NICHD to train scholars in LGBTQ population health research. She has been active in LGBT health for over 15 years – serving on the first Steering Committee of the National Coalition for LGBT Health and as the first coordinator of the Office of LGBT Health for the City of Boston. Dr. Conron earned her doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health and MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health. Her publications appear in the American Journal of Public Health, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and Psychological Medicine. Her expertise and commentary have been featured by major media outlets including the New York Times, the Associated Press, and National Public Radio.