Boston is the site of the 2012 Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health, held from July 16 - August 10 and sponsored by Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute and the Department of Community Health Sciences of the Boston University School of Public Health. This intensive 4 week training program has enrolled 18 participants from across the country, with one student coming all the way from Naples, Italy. The trainees have come together to learn how best to research and improve the health of sexual and gender minority populations. The program includes a seminar on LGBT health and social life, short courses in quantitative analysis, and a data lab. Each participant will complete an independent quantitative analysis project on an LGBT health topic of interest, using computerized data.
Participants are Masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral trainees. They include: Rodrigo Aguayo Romero, PhD student in clinical psychology, George Washington University; Maria Brown, Professor of practice, School of Social Work, Syracuse University; Janelle Downing, PhD student in health services, University of California Berkeley; Gabriel Galindo, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of California at San Francisco; Steve Garcia, PhD student in clinical psychology, University of Illinois Chicago; Paul Gilbert, PhD student in health behavior, University of North Carolina; Allegra Gordon, ScD student in public health, Harvard University; Judy Margo, DrPH student, Boston University School of Public Health; Sara Miller, PhD student in social work, Boston College; Manuel Ocasio, Masters student in public health, University of Miami; Kristen Porter, PhD student in gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston; Julia Puckett, PhD student in clinical psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston; Brian Rood, PhD student in clinical psychology, Suffolk University; Cristiano Scandurra, PhD student in gender studies , University of Naples; Cheng-Shi Shiu, PhD student in social service administration and heath studies, University of Chicago; Erin Singer, PhD student in social work, Boston College; Ryan Watson, PhD student in human development, University of Arizona; and Christopher Wheldon, PhD student in public health, University of South Florida.
The Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health instructors are Judith Bradford, Kerith Conron, and Aimee Van Wagenen (of Fenway Health), Saundra Schneider (of the University of Michigan’s ICPSR Summer Program in Statistics), and Katherine Masyn (of the Harvard Graduate School of Education). The Program is funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health.
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