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Thursday, September 17, 2020
2:15 PM Eastern

Understanding the Role of Resilience in Gender and Sexual Minority Communities

Understanding the Role of Resilience in Gender and Sexual Minority Communities

Thursday, September 17, 2020

2:15 pm ET /  1:15 pm CT / 11:15 am PT


While it is well documented that Gender and Sexual Minority individuals have faced lifelong stigma, discrimination, and other experiences that may lead to adverse psycho-social outcomes, an emerging program of research suggests resilience can be a buffer against the impact of these stressors. This webinar will highlight how public health approaches to health and well-being have historically been rooted in a deficits based model and the recent shift in focus to examine strengths-based perspectives in GSM communities, especially in older HIV+ gay men.

Join this free, 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:

  • using a resiliency based approach to health disparities

  • strengths of the gender and sexual minority community in coping with stigma and discrimination


Meet the Presenters:

Kristen D. Krause, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers), is an adjunct faculty member at the Rutgers University School of Public Health (SPH) and the Deputy Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), a leading training ground for LGBTQ scholars. She has expertise in HIV/AIDS, aging, resilience, and broader LGBTQ health disparities. More specifically, her work examines resilience as it relates to biological, psychological, and social health states among older gay HIV+ men. Previously, she was the recipient of a TL1 Pre-doctoral fellowship at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at NYU Langone Health, and more recently received the Stuart D. Cook Excellence in Research Award for her dissertation work from the Rutgers SPH. More recently, she has spent her quarantine days cooking way more than she ever knew she could and spending a lot of quality time with her cats, Mandela and Hamilton.