INDE 215: Queer Health Lecture Series

Everyone is welcome at our Spring lunchtime lecture series about queer health issues. The lecture series began with great success in the spring of 2003 and has continued since. Topics include everything from LGBT veteran health to caring for gender creative and transgender youth.

Prominent speakers such as Dr. Kate O'Hanlon, former president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), Dr. Ben Barres, Professor of Neurobiology at SMS, and Dr. Dawn Harbatkin, former director of the Callen Lorde Clinic of New York City have lectured in the series.

The lecture series this Spring is on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:20pm in LKSC 120 of the medical school. The series is sponsored by the department of Pathology at Stanford as well as Stanford QuEST and is coordinated by a student teaching-assistant. Feel free to email this year's TA, AJ Millet ( ) with any questions or concerns.

The 2016 Lecture Series:

3/29: The Biological Basis of Human Sexuality and Gender
Dr. Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Stanford Prevention Research Center and of Obstetrics and Gynecology

4/5: Fundamentals of Gay Men's Health
Dr. Michael Harbour, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

4/12: Issues in Lesbian Health
Dr. Mickeye Eliason, PhD, Professor of Health Education at San Francisco State University

4/19: Gender and Sexual Identities in Mental Health Care
Dr. Inge Hansen, PsyD, Stanford Counseling and Psychological Services

4/26: Primary Care of Transgendered Persons
Dr. Catherine Sonquist Forest, MD MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director at Stanford Health Care at Los Altos

5/3: Patient perspectives on the Queer Healthcare Experience
Stanford LGBT MERG Health Stories Team

5/10: Reproductive Options for LGBT Patients
Dr. Lynn Westphal, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)

5/17: An Introduction to Intersex Health and Human Rights
Sylvan Fraser, JD, Legal Fellow at InterACT

5/24: LGBT Veteran Health
Heliana Ramirez, LISW, Social Worker at VA PaIo AIto and PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

5/31: Gender and Academia
Dr. Ben Barres, MD PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, of Developmental Biology, of Neurology, and by courtesy, of Ophthalmology

The 2015 Lecture Series:
March 31: Marcia Stefanick, PhD. The Biological Basis of Human Sexuality and Gender
April 7: Patricia Robertson, MD. Lesbian Health 101
April 14: Michael Harbour, MD. Gay Men's Health 101
April 21: Inge Hansen, Psy.D. Mental Health Across the Spectrums of Gender & Sexuality
April 28: LGBT Health Stories. Insight from the LGBTQ Patient
May 5: Fairley Parson, MSW, ASW. LGBT Elders: Seeing Disparities and Providing Tailored Care
May 12: Ilana Sherer, MD. Caring for Gender Creative and Transgender Youth
May 19: Ben Barres, MD, PhD. Gender and Academia
May 26: Anne Tamar-Mattis, J.D. Intersex Health 101

The 2006 Lecture Series:
April 7: Dr. Kate O’Hanlan. Civil Rights Parallel Health Rights
April 14: Dr. Ellen Haller. Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: What do you need to know?
April 21: Dr. Dawn Harbatkin. The Health Issues of Women Who Have Sex With Women
April 28: Dr. Nick Gorton. Transgender Healthcare
May 5: Dr. Ben Barres. A Conversation about Gender Identity with A Transgender Stanford Medical School Professor
May 12: A Youth Panel with Members of Project Outlet. UNIQUE - Understanding Issues of the Queer Experience
May 19: Michael Barbee. Mental Health and your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patient
May 26: Dr. Palefsky. Anal HPV infection and anal cancer- what every men who has sex with men (or their doctor) needs to know
June 2: Marcus Arana. Findings and Recommendations of the Intersex Report: Its impact on changing standards-of-care in the treatment of disorders of sexual differentiation and intersex

The 2004 Lecture Series:
April 2: Dr. Kate O’Hanlan. Politics of LGBT Health.
April 9: Project Outlet.  Queer Youth Health Panel.
April 16: Dr. Karnik. Mental Health Issues of Youth and Coming Out.
April 23: Marcus Arana and Guest. Transgender Health Panel.
April 30: Dr. Levy. Making a Safe Space as a Physician.
May 7: Dr. Ben Barres. Academia and Medicine as a Transgender Individual.
May 14: Eileen Walsh. Grief and Death & Dying, LGBT Issues.
May 21: Michael Byrne. HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Activism.
May 28: Jill Jacobs and Deborah Wald. Gay Parenting.


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