The 2013 Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health hosted by The Fenway Institute and Department of Community Health Sciences of the Boston University School of Public Health has begun. This intensive 4-week training program has drawn 18 participants from Boston and across the country. The trainees have come together to learn how best to research and improve the health of sexual and gender minority populations.
The program includes a seminar on LGBT health and social life, short courses in quantitative analysis, and a data lab. Each participant will complete an independent quantitative analysis project on an LGBT health topic of interest, using computerized data.
This year’s instructors are: Judith Bradford, Kerith Conron, and Allegra Gordon (of Fenway Health), Katherine Masyn (of the Harvard Graduate School of Education), Amanda Fairchild (of the University of South Carolina Department of Psychology) and Tenko Raykov (Professor of Measurement and Quantitative Methods at Michigan State University). The Program is funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health.
For more information about the Fenway Institute and more of Fenway Health’s programs, visit www.fenwayhealth.org.