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Transgender Health: Research and Resources
January 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This session will discuss barriers that people who are transgender may face in their communities. The primary barriers discussed by guest speakers will include those that affect access to healthcare and re-entry to the community following incarceration. The guest speakers will also provide information about online and print resources that librarians, public health professionals or others interested in improving the health of transgender individuals in their communities can turn to for information.
Presenters: Stephanie Creasy received her MPH from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. She received a certificate in LGBT Health and Wellness, focusing her research on the experiences, needs, and resiliencies of transgender women who were previously incarcerated. She presented her thesis research at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and APHA 2018 in San Diego, California, the latter for which she was awarded the Walter J. Lear Outstanding Student Research Award through the LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals. She now works in the Graduate School of Public Health as the project coordinator for an NIMH-funded randomized controlled trial to test the effect of client-centered representative payee services on antiretroviral therapy adherence for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Atticus Ranck serves as the Health Programs and Supportive Services Manager for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center where he supervises grants and programs dedicated to the physical and mental well-being of LGBTQ+ people. In this role, Atticus focuses specifically on addressing inequities related to tobacco use, HIV, HPV-related cancers, substance use and abuse, and diabetes. He also oversees five community groups, two support groups, and four supportive services. Prior to this position, Atticus served as Director of Transgender Services for SunServe, an LGBTQ mental health nonprofit agency in Ft. Lauderdale.
Jan 29, 2019
2:00PM – 3:00PM ET