ISGMH to hold 2nd Annual Symposium on LGBTQ Youth Health

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We are excited to invite you to our second Annual Symposium entitled “The State of LGBTQ Youth Health and Wellbeing: Strengthening Schools and Families to Build Resilience.” Organized by ISGMH, the Center for Prevention Implementation MethodologyAdvocates for Youth, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the symposium will be held on June 29th from 2:00-4:30 with a reception to follow. This event is supported by the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.

This event will be live streamed. If you wish to attend this event remotely, please click here.

Keynote SpeakerDr. David Purcell, JD, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Behavioral and Social Science, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Panel Presenters:

Dr. Guillermo (Willy) Prado, Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences, Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine, and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Miami

Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Florida.

Dr. Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

Youth leaders from the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health


Dr. Karen Parker, Ph.D., M.S.W., Director of the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office, National Institutes of Health

Debra Hauser, President, Advocates for Youth