Sex, Gender, Health Initiative

New Podcast Series from GI Affiliate Tia Palermo

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Buffalo HealthCast: A health equity podcast by students, faculty and staff of Public Health and Health Professions examining the connections between racism and health.  Experts talk to the hosts about issues of racisim and its negative impacts on health, groups working to address this problem and how to make our classes and campus more inclusive to all students.

Gender and Health Research Talks

Thursday, December 16 at 3:00pm-4:00pm:

Kelsey Lewis, PhD, University at Florida. Currently a Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Reframing Sex: Undoing the Binary Paradigm"

Dr. Kelsey Lewis is broadly interested in the intersection of gender studies and biology, and feminist perspectives of sex, in particular. Her scholarship combines lab research on the prenatal development of sex characteristics with feminist perspectives on the construction of binary sex. She was a fellow with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) before graduating in April 2020. Lewis’ PhD work focused on the prenatal development of sex variation in mammals. She is the Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology at the Center for Research on Gender and Women and the Department of Urology in August 2020 at the University of Wisconsin.

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Monday, December 20 at 11:00am-12:00pm

Leigh Senderowicz, ScD, Harvard University/MPH, Johns Hopkins University. Currently a Health Disparities Research Scholar/NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

“I was obligated to accept": Coercion and autonomy in contemporary family planning”

Dr. Leigh Senderowicz is a social demographer and mixed-methods researcher. Her research focuses on rights-based approaches to international sexual and reproductive health, studying the role of quantification and other structural factors in the production of reproductive health outcomes. Dr. Senderowicz manages a diverse portfolio of mixed-methods research throughout the world, but her particular geographic area of interest is francophone West Africa. Dr. Senderowicz’s work explores patient-centered measures for reproductive health and develops new approaches to measurement and evaluation that promote reproductive autonomy.

Community Health Forum: Women's Health Initiative

Women's Health Initiative.

Friday, August 9, 2019

4:30-5:30 p.m.

150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium), South Campus
Free and open to all

Jean Wactawski-Wende
Dean, School of Public Health and Health Professions
SUNY Distinguished Professor

Dr. Wactawski-Wende will be discussing the Women's Health Initiative(WHI), a long-term national study focused on the aging of post menopausal women. WHI has had an important influence on the way health care providers prevent and treat major diseases in women, as well as a profound impact on direct medical costs nationwide. This groundbreaking study will have a lasting effect on women's health for generations.

“Pink” Concussions: How Gender Affects Care for Traumatic Brain Injury

Martina Anto-Ocrah

 March 5, 2019
 11 am - 1 pm
 Location: 210 Student Union, UB North Campus
 Free and open to the public

Dr. Anto-Ocrah.

Martina Anto-Ocrah, Ph.D., M.P.H, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center. An expert on "pink" concussions, Dr. Anto-Ocrah suggests that differences in recovery time for traumatic brain injury between male and female patients is due to gender differences in treatment.

Eating Disorders and Body Love: The Things Mama Didn't Tell You

Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 pm
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Gloria Lucas.

Gloria Lucas is a Xicana womxn and the person behind Nalgona Positivity Pride. Straight from the Inland Empire, the DIY punk community in Riverside taught her how to organize since age 18. She has helped put together Ladyfest IE, Ladyfest LA, IE Riot Grrrls, and Women of Color for Decolonization. In 2014, she founded Nalgona Positivity Pride from years of dealing with the violent lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder-awareness community. Like the chingona womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals, and disordered eating in communities of color. She has lectured across the nation in different universities and community organizations. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, MiTú, Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. Her most recent project is SageSpoon, an online support group for indigenous people and people of color with eating problems. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange.