2017 SPRING SEXUAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS

 

 

Collaborative Symposium

Atlanta, Georgia

Friday, April 28, 2017

 

 

 

Location of Symposium

Morehouse School of Medicine; National Center for Primary Care

Building A; 720 Westview Drive SW; Atlanta, Georgia 30310

 

 

Innovative Strategies for Addressing Sexual Health Disparities

 

Poster Session

(1.0 CE Hour)

7:30am to 8:30am

 

 

 

Collaboration and Collective Impact – Panel

(1.0 CE Hour)

9:00am to 10:00am

 

 

Shelley Francis, DrPH, MPH has over eighteen years of experience working in the public health field.  She completed her Doctor of Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health with a concentration in Adolescent Sexual Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Dr. Francis has substantial experience developing and leading original research activities and programs through both academic and private venues and has secured both extramural and intramural grants and contracts via the National Institute of Health (NIH), academic, and private organizations such as the Ohio State University, Merck Pharmaceuticals, and the American Cancer Society.  

 

 

 

 

Emily Halden Brown, MPP is a Field Organizer at Georgia Equality, where she manages HIV advocacy and LGBTQ youth programs. At Georgia Equality, Emily created and currently manages the Youth HIV Policy Advisors’ Program, which pairs youth living with HIV one-on-one with state and local lawmakers to serve as HIV policy advisors. Emily also founded and serves as facilitator of the Atlanta Coalition for LGBTQ Youth (ACFLY), a coalition of youth-serving organizations working to improve the services they provide to LGBTQ youth. Emily serves on the executive committee of the Fulton County HIV/AIDS Taskforce, the youth committee of the City of Atlanta Housing Continuum of Care, the board of directors of Living Room and coordinates the World AIDS Day-Atlanta Living With art exhibit. Emily joined Georgia Equality in 2014 from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, where she managed HIV testing evaluation research projects. Before relocating to Atlanta, Emily managed youth-focused community HIV research projects at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Emily has a passion for working with communities and service providers to improve their ability to work with LGBTQ youth, teens and young adults. She holds an MA in public Policy and a BA in political science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

 

 

 

Strategic Workshops

(1.5 CE Hours)

10:15am to 11:45am

 

Session 1: Domestic Sex Trafficking, Violence, & Prevention

 

 

 

 

Angelica Geter, DrPH, MPH is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and currently an Adjunct Instructor at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Geter is committed to being a servant leader by telling the stories of underserved populations through research and the advancement of health equity. For more than a decade, the primary focus of her research has been understanding HIV-related risk behaviors and social determinates of health among youth in the South. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Mississippi College and a M.P.H. in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She completed her doctoral studies in Health Behavior with a minor in Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky. She also completed her post-doctoral training at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute of Morehouse School of Medicine, under the mentorship of former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher.

 

 

Kristen Mark, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab at University of Kentucky. She is also Affiliate Faculty at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Her research centers around sexual health and sexual well-being, more specifically, sexual desire and desire discrepancy, sexual and relationship satisfaction, sexuality in the context of the couple, and pleasure-based sex education efforts. You can learn more about Dr. Mark on her website, www.kristenmark.com. 

 

Session 2: HIV & Prevention

 

 

 

 

Daniel D. Driffin, BS is the Co-Founder of THRIVE SS, Inc., a local nonprofit assisting people living with HIV to achieve better health equity. THRIVE SS provides nontraditional social support for more than 550 black and men of color, living with HIV/AIDS in Metro Atlanta and across the nation. With experience working in the hardest affected communities, Daniel has leadership in providing Rapid Pre/Post HIV Test Counseling and facilitating numerous evidence based interventions (EBIs); such as, Many Men, Many Voices (3MV), Defend Yourself (d-up!) and Mpowerment, to Young African American men who have sex with men (YAAMSM). Mr. Driffin is active in voluntarily roles on the local, national and international level. National, he is a founder of The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI), a collection of committed young black gay, bisexual, same-gender-loving, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) from around the country, that work towards addressing the HIV epidemic in the United States. YBGLI is a national initiative by the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition. On the international level, Mr. Driffin also serves as a member of The Global Forum on MSM & HIV Youth Reference Group. Daniel is currently completing coursework towards a Masters of Public Health at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH  is a board certified Internal Medicine physician, researcher, and public health activist with expertise in HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention and treatment, racial disparities research, and LGBT health. He has published over 50 articles in medical/public health journals and is known as a dynamic speaker worldwide. In 2015 he authored a memoir about the lessons he learned from his father entitled Standing on His Shoulders, and he can also be seen on the Greater Than AIDS campaign “Ask the HIV Doc” series on YouTube. Dr. Malebranche currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

 

Lessons on Sexual Health Leadership (Part I of II)

(0.5 CE Hour)

12:00pm to 12:30pm

 

 

 

Moderator: Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, MEd, BSN, RN, CSE is an associate professor in the departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine as well as Medical Education at Morehouse School of Medicine. She serves as the Director of the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute. Her scholarship focuses on training health professionals to address human sexuality with patients across the lifespan; safe space & inclusion training; and, educational outcomes and impacts of health policy and leadership training programs. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Xavier University, a Master’s degree in Adult Education and a Doctorate in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. She is an American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) Certified Sexuality Educator.

 

 

 

David Satcher, MD, PhD is a physician-scientist and public health administrator with an extensive track record of leadership, research, and community engagement.  He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College and holds MD and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University.  Dr. Satcher served as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States (1998-2002) and the 10th Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services (1998-2001).  He also served as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).   Dr. Satcher has also held top leadership positions at Charles R. Drew University for Medicine and Science, Meharry Medical College, and Morehouse School of Medicine.  Dr. Satcher serves as the Founding Director and Senior Advisor for the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

 

Networking Luncheon

 

12:30pm to 1:30pm

 

 

 

Culture, Sex, & Identity – Panel (Part II of II)

(1.0 CE Hour)

1:30pm to 2:30pm

 

 

Moderator: Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, MEd, BSN, RN, CSE is an associate professor in the departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine as well as Medical Education at Morehouse School of Medicine. She serves as the Director of the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute. Her scholarship focuses on training health professionals to address human sexuality with patients across the lifespan; safe space & inclusion training; and, educational outcomes and impacts of health policy and leadership training programs. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Xavier University, a Master’s degree in Adult Education and a Doctorate in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. She is an American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) Certified Sexuality Educator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swagata Banik, PhD is currently an associate professor of public health at Baldwin Wallace University. He serves as the chair of the department of public health and prevention sciences. In addition, he also serves as the director for the Center for Health Disparities Research and Education at BW. Banik’s research examines HIV/STI prevention and care needs among racial/ethnic, sexual and gender minorities nationally as well as internationally. His research on HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) prevention has been supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and private foundations. He is a principle investigator of a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that examined the nature, causes and manifestations of HIV stigma and transphobia among health care providers in India (R21-DA 033719-01). His current project, which informs a stigma reduction intervention to promote healthcare care access among gender minority populations in India, is the first project of this kind funded by NIH in international settings. In addition, Banik’s research explores community-based participatory research (CBPR) strategies in substance use prevention among vulnerable populations. Banik also currently serves as a hub-PI of a project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration in collaboration with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) that recruits and trains students from under-represented communities for the primary care–related health profession. Banik serves in a leadership capacity in several local and national non-profit and professional organizations. He serves on editorial boards of a number of public health-related journals. Banik has published several research articles, reports and book chapters and has presented his research in numerous national and international conferences. Banik teaches introduction to public health, global health, health and social justice and urban health and disparities.

 

 

 

Natalie Hernandez, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as a Research Fellow in the Prevention Research Center.  Dr. Hernandez’s current research and research interests include transdisciplinary approaches to improving women’s health, reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, health disparities, community-based participatory research, and reproductive social justice. Dr. Hernandez’s expertise includes the health status and health needs of Latinos, promotores de salud (community lay health educators), HPV and cervical cancer among Latinas and other ethnoracial minorities, family planning, and health advocacy.

 

 

 

 

Terry Humphreys, PhD is the current President of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He is an Editor of the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality (CJHS), and a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Sex Research. He is also a long-standing planning committee member of the Guelph Sexuality Conference (Canada’s largest and longest running annual sexuality conference). His academic/research interests focus broadly on sexual communication in intimate relationships. Specifically, his expertise is in the negotiation of sexual consent in multiple contexts; sexting behaviour in young adults; first sexual experiences; and unwanted/coercive sexual encounters.

 

 

 

 

Charles Stephens, BA is the founder and Executive Director of the Counter Narrative Project and co-editor of the anthology Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call. His body of work consists of developing innovative community engagement initiatives, piloting programs, and mobilizing black gay men.  He has been an Arcus Leadership Fellow and a fellow at the CDC Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership.

 

 

 

Strategic Workshops

(1.5 CE Hours)

2:45pm to 4:15pm

 

Session 1: Transgender Health & Policy

 

 

 

Amir Jones, BA is the Program Associate - Certified Application Counselor at Health Initiative. Amir has served the Health Initiative through his work with the Community Health Fund and is passionate about providing access to care to the LGBTQ community. Amir is well versed on disparities faced by our community within health related areas, including those experienced by transgender and gender nonconforming individuals.

 

 

 

 

Jay Irwin, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He obtained his PhD in Medical Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009. His main areas of research, teaching, and community engagement focuses on LGBT health and wellbeing, trans identities, stress and the impact of social support structures, and access to competent health care. His published research can be found in Social Science & Medicine, LGBT Health, Women's Health Issues, and Transgender Health, among others.

 

Session 2: Healthy Relationships & Sex Therapy

 

 

 

 

Eric Buhi, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the San Diego State University (SDSU) Graduate School of Public Health. His research focus is to 1) understand and promote sexual health among young people and 2) employ innovative technologies for health promotion and behavior change (called Digital Health). Dr. Buhi is Associate Director for the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA), Co-Director for the Center for Research on Sexuality and Sexual Health (SASH), and Core Investigator at the Institute for Behavioral & Community Health (IBACH). Dr. Buhi is leading a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the effectiveness of a new blended learning healthy relationships program, About Us, designed to reduce unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among vulnerable youth, delivered through school-based health centers in California. Before coming to SDSU, he spent eight years on the faculty at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, where he was awarded more than $4.15 million in grants. Dr. Buhi earned a BA in Sociology (University of Florida; 1995), MPH (Indiana University-Bloomington; 1997), and PhD in Health Education (Texas A&M University; 2006).

 

 

Natalie Elliott, MA, LPC, LMFT, NCC, CST is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist specializing in helping women and couples improve their sexual relationships. Natalie received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University and has taught on both the undergraduate and graduate level. She holds licenses as a Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist. Natalie is currently working exclusively in her private counseling practice in North Atlanta where she is enjoys supporting her clients and training new therapist in the sexuality field. For more information please visit www. AtlantaSexTherapy.com.

 

 

REMINDERS…….

 

 

FREE HIV/STI Testing provided by Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness & NAESM, Inc.

    10:00am to 4:00pm

 

 

 

Continuing Education Credits  (additional fee of $10.00)

 

Approved by: AMA, AASECT, APA, and NCHEC

 

 

 

 

 

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