10:00 a.m.

Lesbians as a Diverse Population: Who Are We Talking About?


Moderator: Judy Bradford, Ph.D.


Lesbians: Defining the Population


Meaghan Kennedy, M.P.H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Who Is Lesbian? (The Low Interrelationships Among Sexual Orientation, Sexual Behavior, Years Out, Disclosure of Sexual Orientation, and Participation in the Lesbian Community)


Esther Rothblum, Department of Psychology, University of Vermont


Economic Issues for Lesbians


Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts and Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies

11:15 a.m.

The Contextual Framework: Barriers to Conducting Research on Lesbian Health


Moderator: Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.


Ethical Issues in Conducting Research with Lesbians


Larry Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center


Research on Lesbian Health: Challenges for University




Caitlin Ryan, Washington, D.C.


Researcher and Community Collaboration: Issues and Barriers to Working Together


Joyce Hunter, D.S.W., Community Liaison Program, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, and Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

12:15 p.m.


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