Conceptual issues and research evidence of resilience in LGBT community

Conceptual issues and research evidence of resilience in LGBT community

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D., UCLA School of Law
Margaret Rosario, Ph.D., The City University of New York
Alisia (Giac-Thao) Tran, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Nicholas Heck, Ph.D., Marquette University in Milwaukee

 

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Part of NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) webinar series The Cultural Framework for Health – New Approaches.

With awareness about transgender people growing in the public and among researchers and policymakers, there are new opportunities to address the mental and physical health needs of transgender people in the United States. Timely and accurate data about transgender people over the lifecourse is crucial to design evidence-based health interventions and practices.

To date, most of what researchers know about the transgender population comes from studies that used convenience, rather than representative, samples—related to the stigma that sexual and gender minorities face in different regions. Nonetheless, these past studies have provided valuable information about transgender lives, but may not accurately represent the entire population given their respective sampling processes.

In this webinar, Dr. Meyer will describe the foundations of minority stress approach to the study of LGBT health disparities and discuss challenges and critics of the theory. Dr. Meyer will describe two new studies (Generations and TransPop) that use an innovative methodology to capture a representative sample of the U.S. LGBT population to assess stress, resilience, and health.

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