Summer Residency


The Summer Residency is the first on-campus meeting of the program year and is held annually during the middle week of July. The summer residency for 2018 will be hosted at GW's Foggy Bottom campus from July 8 - 14. Students will meet faculty and fellow students, complete a large portion of the core course content, attend lectures and seminars by distinguished guest faculty, and ally with faculty mentors to make initial explorations of capstone projects. Another major highlight of the Summer Residency is our annual LGBT Health Forum. The 2015 LGBT Health Forum focused on Transgender Health and Rights, and the 2014 LGBT Health Forum focused on Global LGBT Health and Human Rights.

2018 Summer Residency Schedule:

  • July 7-8: Arrival
  • July 8: Welcome sessions and orientation
  • July 9-14: Presentation sessions, field trips, activities
  • July 14: Departure

Guest Faculty and Presenters for Summer 2018 will be announced in early 2018.

Past Guest Faculty and Presenters from Summer Residencies of 2013, 2014, and 2015 have included:

  • Charlotte Patterson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and director of the Sexuality, Women and Gender Studies Program at The University of Virginia
  • 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 Law
  • Mara Keisling, Founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality
  • Shane Snowdon, MA, former Director, Health and Aging Program, Human Rights Campaign
  • 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
  • Tony D'Augelli, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Outreach in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University
  • Sylvia Fisher, Ph.D. Director of Research and Evaluation, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Harvey Makadon, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute


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Video from Summer 2013 Residency