Summer Residency


The Summer Residency is the first on-campus meeting of the program year and is held annually in mid-July. The summer residency for 2020 will be hosted at GW's Foggy Bottom campus from July 12 - 18. 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 2019 LGBT Health Forum focused on Stonewall at 50, and the 2018 LGBT Health Forum focused on LGBT People of Color and Health Equity.

2020 Summer Residency Schedule:

  • July 11-12: Arrival
  • July 12: Welcome sessions and orientation
  • July 13-18: Presentation sessions, field trips, activities
  • July 18: Departure

Guest Faculty and Presenters for Summer 2020 will be announced in early 2020.

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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