In Transition: Gender [Identity], Law & Global Health Research Symposium

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This half-day research focused symposium April 21, 2017, was the capstone event concluding the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration’s year-long series focusing on transgender issues at the intersection of law and global health.

Global and national experts from a variety of relevant disciplinary perspectives addressed the state of the field, ongoing work in their areas of expertise, and priorities and gaps for research.

USC-based work was also highlighted, including commentary from faculty and students, and the symposium concluded with a discussion of implications for research, challenges moving forward, and directions for the future.


Read a summary of the symposium here.


Friday, April 21, 2017
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
USC Gould School of Law (LAW) 130
USC University Park Campus


Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA | Program on Global Health & Human Rights, Institute for Global Health, Keck School of Medicine & Gould School of Law

State of the Field, Ongoing Work, Priorities & Gaps

Diana Feliz Oliva, MSW | St. John’s Well Child & Family Center Transgender Health

Stefan Baral, MD | Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins University

Eszter Kismödi, JD, LLM | Global Health Justice Partnership, Yale Law School and School of Public Health, Yale University

Sari Reisner, ScD | Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

Reflections & Implications for Research, Challenges, Direction for Future

Avery Everhart, PhD Candidate | Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California

Cary Klemmer, MSW, PhD Candidate | Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California

David Cruz, JD, MS | Gould School of Law, University of Southern California

Laura Ferguson, PhD, MSc | Program on Global Health & Human Rights, Institute for Global Health, Keck School of Medicine

Michael Reich, PhD | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Essential Background Materials:

Characterizing the HIV risks and potential pathways to HIV infection among transgender women in Côte d’Ivoire, Togo and Burkina Faso” [PDF]

Discrimination and Denial of Care: The Unmet Need for Transgender Health in South Los Angeles” [PDF]

English Translation of Argentina’s Gender Identity Law as approved by the Senate of Argentina on May 8, 2012 [PDF]

Global health burden and needs of transgender populations: a review” [PDF]

Human Rights, the Law, and HIV among Transgender People” [PDF]

Towards Full Citizenship: Correlates of Engagement with the Gender Identity Law Among Transwomen in Argentina” [PDF]

Transgender community voices: a participatory population perspective” [PDF]

2015 U.S. Transgender Survey: Executive Summary” [PDF]

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