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October 26, 2022

11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT


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Event Overview

This virtual scientific workshop will convene members of the scientific community to discuss methods and best practices in biomedical and sociobehavioral research on gender roles, gender norms, gender inequity, and structural sexism.

Hosted by NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) in partnership with

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Why Attend?

In recognition of the significant health impacts of gender as a social and cultural variable, the NIH ORWH and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD convened a series of roundtable discussions for NIH staff members in the fall of 2021. Participants discussed the landscape of NIH-supported research on gender roles, gender norms, and gender inequity and identified opportunities in this space.

This scientific workshop is an exciting opportunity to convene the extramural community, NIH scientific and program staff members, and other stakeholders to discuss methods and best practices for biomedical and sociobehavioral research on gender roles, gender norms, and gender inequity. 

Workshop Objectives


October 26, 2022

October 26, 2022 11:00 am

Workshop Introduction

Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., FARVO

October 26, 2022 11:15 am

Plenary 1

Nancy Krieger, Ph.D.
Title: From Embodying Gendered Injustice to Advancing Gender Transformative Intersectional Science: An Ecosocial Proposal
Q&A to Follow

October 26, 2022 11:55 am

Plenary 2

Patricia Homan, Ph.D., M.A.
Title: Health Consequences of Structural Sexism: Conceptual Foundations and Priorities for Future Research

October 26, 2022 12:25 pm

Plenary 3

Typhanye Dyer, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Title: Black Feminist and Womynist Frameworks: Towards a Dope Public Health Future that Centers Resilience, Healing and Wellness

October 26, 2022 12:55 pm

Panel Discussion with Plenary Speakers

October 26, 2022 02:00 pm

Poster Winner Flash Talks

Advancing Understanding of Structural Sexism and Population Health Inequities: Introducing a Novel Modeling Approach to Capture Life-course and Intersectional Effects

  • Presented by: Ariel Beccia, Ph.D.


Large-scale Characterization of Gender Differences in Age at Diagnosis and Time to Diagnosis in Longitudinal Observational Health Data

  • Presented by: Noemie Elhadad, Ph.D.


Sexist Discrimination Partly Explains Associations Between Traditional Gender Role Beliefs and Alcohol and Drug Misuse Among Latina Young Adult omen

  • Presented by: Melissa M. Ertl, Ph.D.


The Twisted Truth: Decision-to-Incision Time for Ovarian versus Testicular Torsion

  • Presented by: Aubrey Schachter, M.D.
October 26, 2022 02:30 pm

Measurement and Methods


  Measurement and Methods
2:30–2:40 p.m.

Opening remarks

Anita Raj, Ph.D.

2:40–3:00 p.m.

Presentation: Measurement and Methods

Speaker: Louise Pilote, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

3:00–3:20 p.m.

Presentation: Gender-Related Variables for Health Research

Speaker: Mathias Nielsen, Ph.D.
Londa Schiebinger, Ph.D.

3:20–3:40 p.m.

Presentation: Structural Factors and Women’s Health

Speaker: Morgan Philbin, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Bethany Everett, Ph.D.

3:40–4:00 p.m Panel Discussion
October 26, 2022 02:30 pm

Modifiable Factors & Social Determinants of Health


  Modifiable Factors & Social Determinants of Health
2:30–2:40 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Chair: Rebecca Jordan-Young, Ph.D.

2:40–3:00 p.m.

Presentation: Structural Xenophobia and Immigration as Social Determinants of Sexual and Reproductive Health

Speaker: Goleen Samari, Ph.D., M.P.H.

3:00–3:20 p.m.

Presentation: Centering Men’s Health Equity in Health Equity Research

Speaker: Derek Griffith, Ph.D.

3:20–3:40 p.m.

Presentation: Intersectional Inequities and the Feminization of Poverty

Speaker: Heather Bullock, Ph.D

3:40–4:00 p.m Panel Discussion
October 26, 2022 02:30 pm

Modifiable Factors & Clinical Interventions


  Modifiable Factors & Clinical Interventions
2:30–2:40 p.m.

Opening remarks

Chair: Madina Agénor, Sc.D., M.P.H.

2:40–3:00 p.m.

Presentation: PrEP, research mistrust, and the dilemma of being a ‘key population’: Lessons from trans women in Peru

Speaker: Amaya Perez-Brumer, Ph.D., M.Sc.

3:00–3:20 p.m.

Presentation: Understanding Indigenous Gender Relations and Structural Violence: Becoming Gender AWAke

Speaker: Catherine McKinley, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

3:20–3:40 p.m.

Presentation: The Corrosive Impact of Gender Bias and Harassment: An Imperative for Action

Speaker: Arghavan Salles, M.D., Ph.D.

3:40–4:00 p.m Panel Discussion
October 26, 2022 04:00 pm

High-Level Report Back from Concurrent Sessions

About Us

ORWH is the first Public Health Service office dedicated specifically to promoting women’s health research within and beyond the NIH scientific community. ORWH was established in September 1990. ORWH crafted and implements the  Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research  in partnership with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and co-funds research on the effects that sex and gender have on health. ORWH also collaborates with ICs, the NIH Office of Extramural Research, and the NIH Office of Intramural Research to monitor adherence to NIH’s inclusion policies, which ensure that women and people in underserved racial and ethnic groups are represented in NIH-supported clinical research.​

More information about ORWH can be found here .

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The sessions will be recorded and will be on demand until January 24, 2023.

This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location and can participate anywhere you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop and mobile devices.

Yes, registration is required to attend the “Gender and Health” scientific workshop.
Yes! Please invite others and help us spread the word to those who are interested in the methods and best practices in health-related research on gender roles, gender norms, gender inequity, and structural sexism. Share this event with people by sending them a link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.
Sign language interpreting services are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Sonia Su at sonia.su@nih.gov or 301-435-6812. Requests should be made at least 5 days prior to the event.

You will receive an email notifying you when the event site is open and you may log in to the virtual platform. You can join the event from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. To join, go to https://GenderAndHealth.vfairs.com. Click the log-in button and enter your email address. Your username is the email address you used to register for the workshop. No password is necessary to log in.

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