Learning Resources

As part of a Public Interest Technology Universities Network Fellowship, Dr. Kristie Seelman is collaborating with a colleague at Georgia Institute of Technology on a study of resilience among LGBTQIA+ adults in the Southeast during the COVID-19 pandemic. April 19, 2021
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Dr. Edward Alessi reviews his qualitative research with LGBTQ+ migrants, an especially vulnerable subgroup of both the LGBTQ+ and migrant populations, and highlights themes of the research as well as outlining next steps for identifying and addressing social and health inequalities for this population.
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Dr. Jama Shelton’s scholarship investigates the experience of homelessness among LGBTQ youth and young adults and the service providers with whom they work, in order to drive policy and programmatic interventions to address youth homelessness in the U.S. and abroad.
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Dr. Jelena Todić presents findings from several of her current projects which explore school discipline as a social determinant of health and reframe school-based restorative justice, typically understood as an alternative criminal justice approach to addressing wrongdoing, as a structural health equity intervention. April 27, 2020.
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Dr. John Blosnich’s talk reviews studies from the US Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health record (EHR) data examining transgender Veterans’ health, including suicide risk and social determinants of health. Of particular importance is a discussion about the creativity, constraints, and compromises necessary for secondary analyses of data that were not necessarily designed for research. September 24, 2018
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Dr. Toomey discusses his recent findings which suggest the tenants of the “It Gets Better” Campaign may not be the most effective coping strategy for LGBT teens facing bullying. February 13, 2018
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"Bad Choices" builds on Dr. Bay-Cheng’s recent critiques of neoliberal ideology and its impact on youth sexuality. Through an interrogation of the variety and viability of options available to young people, she argues that youths’ sexual vulnerability stems not from the bad choices they make, but from the bad choices they are offered.
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Dr. Erin Wilson presents some of her work with transgender women of color. March 4, 2016.
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Dr. Jason Mitchell shares his thoughts on “Challenges and future directions for developing dyadic-focused preventive health promotion interventions.” March 18, 2016.
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Moore Rhys, C.I.P. from CHLA, gives a talk on the special ethical issues that can arise when conducting research with LGBTQ populations, particularly those under age 18. April 1, 2016. 
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Dr. Michael Marshal of the University of Pittsburgh spoke to our group about "Mental Health Disparities among Gay Youth: A Developmental Interpretation and Application of the Minority Stress Hypothesis." May 26, 2016.
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