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Sari Reisner, ScD

Fenway and Harvard researchers identify sexual orientation as a key social determinant of safety belt non-use in adolescents

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Research, The Fenway Institute, Uncategorized, Youth | No Comments
According to the February 2014 issue of American Journal of Public Health, sexual orientation identity is a key social determinant of safety belt non-use in adolescents (Reisner et al., 2014). The study was conducted by Sari Reisner, ScD of The Fenway Institute and Harvard School of Public Health and Aimee Van Wagenen, PhD of Fenway, in collaboration with colleagues Allegra Gordon, MPH at Harvard School of Public Health and Jerel Calzo, PhD at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. The study team investigated the prevalence of passenger safety belt use among US high school students and tested for differences 
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Special JAPNA LGBT Issue Publishes Transmasculine Needs Assessment Article

By | Research, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
The current bimonthly issue of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association features an article co-authored by three Fenway Health staff members: Sari Reisner, ScD, Emilia Dunham, and Ruben Hopwood. The article “Female-to-Male Transmasculine Adult Health: A Mixed-Methods Community-Based Needs Assessment” appears in a special issue “Advancing Health Equity in Disparity Populations: A Focused Issue on LGBT people.” In addition to the published article, Dr. Reisner was featured in an exclusive podcast of the issue which you can listen to here. This is the first published paper reporting on Research Scientist Dr. Sari Reisner’s June 2011 mixed methods study 
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LifeSkills – Past, Present and Future!

By | HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
Recruiting at Fenway Health in Boston and Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, LifeSkills is a 5-year, randomized controlled trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of the LifeSkills Study is to assess a holistic and culturally responsive primary and secondary HIV prevention intervention originally developed in Chicago to address sexual risk among young transgender women, ages 16-29. LifeSkills acknowledges that many issues disproportionately face our trans communities, such as gender-based violence, bullying, discrimination, school drop-out, poverty, unstable housing, survival sex, the need for gender affirmation, and challenges accessing culturally competent healthcare, many of which directly or 
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