04/21/17 – In Transition: Gender [Identity], Law & Global Health Research Symposium

This half-day research focused symposium is 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 will address the state of the field, ongoing work in their areas of expertise, and priorities and gaps for research. USC-based work will also be highlighted, including commentary from faculty and students, and the symposium will conclude with a discussion of implications for research, challenges moving forward, and directions for the future.


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


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

Stefan Baral, M.D. | 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

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

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

Reflections & Implications for Research, Challenges, Direction for Future

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

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

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

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