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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Population
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
  Understanding the Status and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Diverse Populations
Project Description 

SGM Consensus StudyThe Committee on Population (CPOP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will undertake a consensus study that will review the available data and future research needs on persons of diverse sexualities and genders (e.g., LGBTQ+ and MSM), as well as persons with differences in sex development (sometimes known as intersex), along multiple intersecting dimensions across the life course. Areas of focus will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Families and social relationships.
• Patterns of stigma, violence and victimization
• Role of community, cultural, educational, healthcare, and religious organizations and institutions
• Civic engagement, political participation, and military service
• Socioeconomic status/stratification, housing, and workforce issues
• Justice and legal systems
• Social change and geographic variations in public attitudes and public policies
• Population health and well-being

 Archived Webcast -  Public Seminar on Amplifying Visibility and Increasing Capacity for Sexual and Gender Diverse Populations

Monday, August 5, 2019
9:00am - 4:00 pm EDT

Agenda and Presentations

Meetings of the Committee

Meeting 1 | June 19-20, 2019
Washington, DC
Public Agenda

Meeting 2 | August 5, 2019
Washington, DC
Public Seminar Agenda and Presentations 

Meeting 3 | October 17-18, 2019
Woods Hole, MA
Closed Meeting


Staff Information

Jordyn White, Study Director
Tara Becker, Program Officer
Mary Ghitelman, Senior Program Assistant 
Malay Majmundar, Director, Committee on Population


Committee Members

Charlotte J. Patterson, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
Department of Psychology and Center for Children, Families and the Law
University of Virginia

Martín-José Sepúlveda, M.D., Sc.D. (Co-Chair)
(retired) Health Systems and Policy Research, IBM Corporation 

M.V. Lee Badgett, Ph.D.
Department of Economics
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Marlon M. Bailey, Ph.D.
Department of Women and Gender Studies
Arizona State University

Katherine B. Dalke, M.D.
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute

Andrew R. Flores, Ph.D.
Department of Government
American University

Gary J. Gates, Ph.D.
(retired) Williams Institute

Angelique Harris, Ph.D.
Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
Marquette University

Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D.
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Nan Hunter, J.D.
Georgetown University Law Center

Tonia Poteat, Ph.D.
Department of Social Medicine
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Sari L. Reisner, Sc.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard University

Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D.
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
University of Texas at Austin

Debra J. Umberson, Ph.D.
Population Research Center
University of Texas at Austin

Committee Biosketches



Gilead Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Tegan and Sara Foundation

Related Activities

Planning Meeting on the Demography of Sexual and Gender Minorities

Expert Meeting on Understanding the Effects of Intersectionality on Sexual and Gender Minorities


For more information, please contact:

Mary Ghitelman

Mailing Address

Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001




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