Carol Cassell, PhD

Carol Cassell PhD is a health scientist specializing in reproductive and sexual health education. She has directed nationwide innovative teen and unintended pregnancy initiatives and local community partnerships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Planned Parenthood. Dr. Cassell is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Public Service Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality(SSSS) and an Outstanding National Prevention Researcher Award from Healthy Teen Network. She is a past president of SSSS's western region, and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She directs Critical Pathways, a consulting practice.



Christopher Fisher, PhD

Christopher M. Fisher has been an active member of SSSS since 2006. He was a student ambassador, newsletter editor, exhibits chair, and now in his second year as Scientific Program Co-Chair. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Promotion & Sexology at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Dr. Fisher also continues affiliations in the US serving as Director Emeritus of the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health at University of Nebraska Medical Center. He continues his research in Australia in sexual literacy, HIV prevention, LGBTQI health, and public and sexual health pedagogy. Christopher is excited to continue serving SSSS and looks forward to another amazing scientific program and (re)connecting with colleagues, new and old, in Albuquerque in November.




Jay Irwin, PhD

Jay A. Irwin, PhD is a medical sociologist who specializes in the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, and health. He is a newly tenured Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he also holds an appointment in Women's and Gender Studies. Jay is also an Associate Director of the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative, housed at UNO, a collaborative research group between the campuses within the University of Nebraska system.  His research focuses on lesbian health, transgender health, and trans identities and sexualities. His work is rooted in community centered, applied research approaches. Jay is also heavily involved in LGBTQ inclusion programs at UNO. He is happy to be serving in his second year as program committee co-chair for SSSS, and is looking forward to seeing everyone in Albuquerque this November!


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