Summer Residency

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The Summer Residency is the first on-campus meeting of the program year and is held annually in mid-July. Due to the coronavirus and COVID-19, the summer residency for 2020 will be hosted online on Tuesday July 14th and Wednesday July 15th. Students will meet faculty and fellow students, complete a portion of the core course content, attend lectures by distinguished guest faculty, and ally with faculty mentors to make initial explorations of capstone projects. The online format presents an opportunity to invite alumni and community partners and stakeholders to participate. If you are an alumnus or if you are a representative of an LGBTQI+ organization, please contact Jonathan at [email protected] for information about joining us in July. 

2020 Summer Residency Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday July 14

  • Welcome & Orientation 
  • A Community Conversation about COVID-19
  • Medical Best Practices w/Dr. Carl Streed 
  • Global LGBTQ Medicine w/Nastassia Rambarren  
  • LGBTQ Health Policy (required for students in PSYD 6203)
  • Alumni/New Student Virtual Mixer

Wednesday July 15

  • Ageism, Racism, and Intersectionality
  • Mental Health Best Practices
  • Multidisciplinary LGBT Health (required for students in PSYD 6201)
  • Capstone Planning
  • End of session student debrief and discussion

Past Guest Faculty and Presenters from Summer Residencies have included:

  • Sean Cahill, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at the Fenway Institute
  • Tony D'Augelli, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Outreach in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University
  • Walter Dellinger, J.D., Professor of Law at Duke University, partner with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, and Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard University
  • Sylvia Fisher, Ph.D. Director of Research and Evaluation, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Paz Galupo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Towson University
  • Mark Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Mara Keisling, Founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality
  • Harvey Makadon, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute
  • Ilan Meyer, Ph.D., Senior Scholar for Public Policy at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA’s School of L
  • Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University 
  • Charlotte Patterson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and director of the Sexuality, Women and Gender Studies Program at The University of Virginia
  • Carlos Rodríguez-Díaz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
  • Margaret Rosario, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Thwe City College of New York
  • Shane Snowdon, MA, former Director, Health and Aging Program, Human Rights Campaign


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