Boston is the site of the 2013 Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health, held from July 15-August 9. Sponsored by The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health and the Department of Community Health Sciences of the Boston University School of Public Health, this intensive 4 week training program has drawn 18 participants from local Boston and across the country. 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: Natalie Alizaga, PhD student in Applied Social Psychology, The George Washington University; Andrew Bauerband, PhD student in Behavioral Science, University of Rhode Island; Lixian Cui, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Toronto at Mississauga, Department of Psychology; Brian Feinstein, PhD student in Clinical Psychology, Stony Brook University; Maurice Gattis, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin; Gilbert Gonzales, PhD student in Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota; Michelle Johns, PhD student in Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan; Peter Martini, PhD student in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology, University of Nevada; Trang Nguyen, PhD student in Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins University; Jason Park, Masters student in Epidemiology, Harvard University; Jules Przedworski, PhD student in Health Services Research, University of Minnesota; Jennifer Raymond, Faculty in Interdisciplinary Studies, Union Institute & University; Mollie Ruben, PhD student in Psychology, Northeastern University; Kyler Sherman-Wilkins, PhD student in Sociology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University; Jorge Soler, PhD student in Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan; Russell Spiker, PhD student in Sociology, University of Cincinnati; Francisco Surace, PhD student in Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston; and Matthew Town, PhD student in Medical Sociology, Portland State University.
The Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health instructors are Judith Bradford, Kerith Conron, and Allegra Gordon (of Fenway Health), Katherine Masyn (of the Harvard Graduate School of Education), Amanda Fairchild (of the University of South Carolina Department of Psychology) and Tenko Raykov (Professor of Measurement and Quantitative Methods at Michigan State University). 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.