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Workshop Agenda

Workshop on Lesbian Health Research Priorities

Georgetown University Conference Center

3800 Reservoir Road, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

October 6-7, 1997

Monday, October 6

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

 

Ann Burgess, D.N.Sc., Chair, Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities, University of Pennsylvania

9:30 a.m.

An Overview of Lesbian Health: Historical and Developmental Perspectives

 

Donna Futterman, M.D., Adolescent AIDS Program, Montefiore Medical Center, and Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine



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--> B Workshop Agenda Workshop on Lesbian Health Research Priorities Georgetown University Conference Center 3800 Reservoir Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. October 6-7, 1997 Monday, October 6 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions   Ann Burgess, D.N.Sc., Chair, Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities, University of Pennsylvania 9:30 a.m. An Overview of Lesbian Health: Historical and Developmental Perspectives   Donna Futterman, M.D., Adolescent AIDS Program, Montefiore Medical Center, and Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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--> 10:00 a.m. Lesbians as a Diverse Population: Who Are We Talking About?   Moderator: Judy Bradford, Ph.D.   Lesbians: Defining the Population   Meaghan Kennedy, M.P.H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Who Is Lesbian? (The Low Interrelationships Among Sexual Orientation, Sexual Behavior, Years Out, Disclosure of Sexual Orientation, and Participation in the Lesbian Community)   Esther Rothblum, Department of Psychology, University of Vermont   Economic Issues for Lesbians   Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts and Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies 11:15 a.m. The Contextual Framework: Barriers to Conducting Research on Lesbian Health   Moderator: Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.   Ethical Issues in Conducting Research with Lesbians   Larry Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center   Research on Lesbian Health: Challenges for University   Researchers   Caitlin Ryan, Washington, D.C.   Researcher and Community Collaboration: Issues and Barriers to Working Together   Joyce Hunter, D.S.W., Community Liaison Program, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, and Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University 12:15 p.m. LUNCH

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--> 1:00 p.m. Designing Studies on Lesbian Health   Moderator: Larry Norton, M.D.   Designing Effective Studies of Lesbian Health Issues   Susan Cochran, Ph.D., M.S., Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health   Challenges and Opportunities in Research Design   Jocelyn White, M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University   Health Services Research: Working with Hard-to-Reach Groups   Debra Rog, Ph.D., Center for Mental Health Policy, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies   Research Design and Causation   Margaret Rosario, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, City College, City University of New York 2:30 p.m. Scheduled Public Testimony   Methodological Issues in Research on Lesbian Health   Alice Dan, Ph.D., Center for Research on Women and Gender, University of Illinois at Chicago   Strategies for Obtaining Representative Samples/Measurement of Sexual Orientation   Ann Pollinger Haas, Ph.D., Department of Health Services, Lehman College, City University of New York (representing the Women's Health Survey)   Involving Communities in Research on Lesbian Health   Amelie Zurn, M.S.W., Silver Spring, Maryland

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--> 2:50 p.m. Cancer and Lesbians   Deborah J. Bowen, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 3:20 p.m. BREAK 3:30 p.m. Scheduled Public Testimony   Lesbians and Cancer   Beverly Baker, Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer   Lesbian Experiences and Breast Cancer   Linda McGehee, Ph.D., R.N., Georgia State University School of Nursing 3:45 p.m. Sexually Transmitted Diseases—An Issue for Lesbians?   Jonathan Zenilman, M.D., Infectious Disease Division, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 4:15 p.m. The Challenges of Providing Health and Mental Health Services to Lesbians: Issues of Access and Barriers to Care   Moderator: Gloria Sarto, M.D.   Joan Waitkevicz, M.D., Gay Women's Focus, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York   Teresa Cuadra, M.D., Gay Women's Focus, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York 4:45 p.m. Scheduled Public Testimony   Integrating Sexuality into Health Care and the Need for Information on Lesbian Health   Christopher Portelli, J.D., Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

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-->   Lesbian Health Curriculum for Medical Schools   Devi O'Neill, Center of Excellence for Women's Health, University of California Medical Center at San Francisco   Implications for Health Care Service and Delivery and Lesbians' Access to Care   Beverly Saunders Biddle, M.H.A., National Lesbian and Gay Health Association   Cultural Proficiency: A Cornerstone to the Success of Managed Care   Nancy Kennedy, Dr.P.H., Office of Managed Care, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA 5:15 p.m. Final Questions 5:30 p.m. Adjourn Tuesday, October 7 9:00 a.m. Opening and Welcome   Ann Burgess, D.N.Sc., Chair, Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities, University of Pennsylvania 9:15 a.m. Instrumentation and Disclosure   Moderator: Sam Friedman, Ph.D.   Disclosure of Sexual Orientation in the Nurses' Health Study II   Patricia Case, Sc.D., Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School   New Methods for Surveying Sensitive Behaviors   Charles Turner, Ph.D., Research Triangle Institute, Washington, D.C.

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-->   Measuring Health   Ronald Wilson, National Center for Health Statistics (retired) 10:30 a.m. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues for Lesbians   Moderator: Cynthia Gomez, Ph.D.   Overview of Mental Health Issues for Lesbians   Marjorie Sved, M.D., Adult Psychiatry, Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina   Tonda Hughes, Ph.D., R.N., University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing   Overview of Substance Abuse Issues for Lesbians 11:15 a.m. HIV/AIDS and Women Who Have Sex with Women   Rebecca Young, National Development and Research Institute, Inc., and Columbia University Division of Sociomedical Sciences 11:45 a.m. Scheduled Public Testimony   Lesbians and HIV: The Invisible Crisis   Amber Hollibaugh, Women's Education Services/Lesbian AIDS Project, Gay Men's Health Crisis 12:00 noon LUNCH 12:45 p.m. Sampling Strategies for Studies on Lesbian Health   Moderator: Donna Brogan, Ph.D.   Probability Sampling for Research on Lesbian Health   Graham Kalton, Ph.D., Westat, Inc., Rockville, Maryland

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-->   Building Relationships: Sampling Methods for Diverse Communities   Elizabeth J. Rankow, PA-C, MHS, Consultant, Oakland, California   U.S. Census Data: Uses and Limitations for Research on Lesbian Health   Martin O'Connell, Ph.D., Fertility and Family Structure Branch, U.S. Bureau of the Census 2:00 p.m. Scheduled Public Testimony and Final Discussion   Elisabeth Gruskin, Kaiser Permanente   Charlotte Patterson, Ph.D., American Psychological Association   Nina Carroll, Fenway Community Health Center, Boston Fenway's Research Experience   Winnie Stachelberg, Human Rights Campaign 3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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