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Current Issues in LGBTQ Health featuring Diane Chen, Ph.D.

Logo with name, "Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing"

When: Thursday, July 20, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: 625 N Michigan Ave, Stonewall Conference Room, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60611 Chicago map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Andrew Principe  

Group: Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)

Category: Academic


Northwestern University's Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing is delighted to invite you to the May installment of its "Current Issues in LGBTQ Health" series on July 20th. This event will feature affiliate faculty Diane Chen, Ph.D. The title of her presentation will be, "Examining the Evidence Base for Gender Affirmative Care for Transgender Youth"


1. Introduce the gender affirmative model of care and how it has changed over the last decade
2. Highlight current gaps in research related to pediatric gender health care
3. Share ongoing research from the Trans Youth Care Study – psychosocial outcomes following 2 years of treatment with gender-affirming hormones


Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm Central Time

Location: 625 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400 Chicago, IL, 60611


This hybrid event will is free and open ot the public, but registration is required. Please use the link below to register. Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees who register by Monday, July 17th. 


About the Speaker: 

Diane Chen, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist within the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and the Behavioral Health Director for the Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chen is the founding psychologist of Lurie Children’s nationally-recognized Gender & Sex Development Program. Clinically, she provides consultation, assessment, and therapeutic services to transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse youth and young adults and to children, adolescents, and young adults with intersex variations/differences of sex development. Dr. Chen’s programmatic research focuses broadly focused on psychological functioning, reproductive health and fertility preservation, and medical decision-making among LGBTQIA+ youth.

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