Sari Reisner, ScD, Research Scientist and Director of Transgender Health Research at The Fenway Institute and Assistant Professor at Harvard, has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Consensus Panel on the Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities.
An ad hoc committee will conduct a study to review data and research on the state of LGBTQ+ populations on dimensions such as family formation and parenting, social stratification and mobility, attitudes and social acceptance, mental and physical health, military, workplace and school experiences, and integration in American society. The committee will conduct this work in order to better understand how these issues differ over the lifespan, with attention to how issues of intersectionality impact different outcomes. Areas of focus will include:
• The changing legal status of LGBTQ+ people.
• Demography of the LGBTQ+ population.
• LGBTQ+ workplace experiences (jobs, occupations, hiring, promotion, and disparate treatment).
• Extent of violence, stigma, and discrimination as a result of sexual orientation or gender identity.
• LGBTQ+ civic engagement, political participation, social services (child welfare, health education), and social movements.
• Future data needs and methodological challenges to monitoring these issues and others.
Please join us in congratulating Sari!
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