“You never completely have your rights, one person, until you all have your rights.“
- Marsha P. Johnson


Tentative Schedule:

Monday, March 21, 2022

12:00-12:25PM (EDT): Introductions and Symposium Focus

Opening Remarks:

Eugene Washington


Duke University

Admiral Rachel Levine

Assistant Secretary for Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Rosita Stevens-Holsey

Civil Rights Activist, niece of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray

Co-author of Pauli Murray - The Life of a Pioneering Feminist & Civil Rights Activist

12:30-1:30PM (EDT) Session 1: Intersection of Race and Gender Diversity

Moderated by: Keisha Bentley-Edwards and Dane Whicker

Confirmed Speakers:

Elle Lett

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine

Andrea Jenkins

Minneapolis City Council President

City of Minneapolis

Candis Cox

Public Speaker, Actress, Activist, Educator

Candis Cox LLC

Sir Lex Kennedy

Digital Content Creator, Consultant

Lexington Productions

Mira Mason

Community Member

North Carolina

1:30PM (EDT): Rosita Stevens-Holsey, niece of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, to Announce Inauguration of Pauli Murray Awards

Rosita Stevens-Holsey

Civil Rights Activist, niece of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray

Co-author of Pauli Murray - The Life of a Pioneering Feminist & Civil Rights Activist

1:40-2:40PM (EDT) Session 2: Teen Transitions

Moderated by: Dr. Charlene Wong & Dr. Dane Whicker

Confirmed Speakers:

Marci Bowers


Seattle Reproductive Healthcare, Bay Area Reproductive Healthcare

Johanna Olson-Kennedy

Physician, Medical Director

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Deanna Adkins

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Duke University Department of Pediatrics, Duke Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Kiran Sundar

Director of LGBTQIA+ Affairs and Policy

Duke Student Government, Duke University

Leigh Spivey-Rita

Clinical Associate

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University

2:50-3:50PM (EDT) Session 3: Sports Participation

Moderated by: Deondra Rose

Confirmed Speakers:

Elizabeth “Libby” Sharrow

Associate Professor

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Liam Miranda


The Inclusion Playbook

Jaime Schultz

Professor of Kinesiology

Pennsylvania State University

Helen Carroll

Sports Project Director

National Center for Lesbian Rights

4:00-4:55PM (EDT) Session 4: Legislative Bills and Judicial Decisions Affecting Wellbeing and Health Care

Moderated by: Ann Webb

Confirmed Speakers:

Chase Strangio

Deputy Director for Transgender Justice


Omar Gonzalez-Pagan

Senior Attorney

Lambda Legal

Mandy Giles


Parents of Trans Youth

Joaquín Carcaño

Director of Southern Health Policy

 Latino Commission on AIDS

4:55PM (EDT): Symposium Address 

Sally Kornbluth


Duke University

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

12:00-12:15PM (EDT): Introductions and Symposium Focus

Rob Odom

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Vice President

Duke University Health System

12:25-1:25PM (EDT) Session 5: Queer Experiences of Autism

Moderated by: S. Brandsen

Confirmed Speakers:

Kris McElroy

Writer, Artist, Advocate, Public Speaker

Maxfield Sparrow

Writer, Astrologer, Facilitator of Creativity and Community

Nick Walker

Writer & Educator at California Institute of Integral Studies

1:35-2:35PM (EDT) Session 6: Intersection of Aging and Sexual and Gender Minorities

Moderated by: Jennifer May

Confirmed Speakers:

Katie Fasullo

Director of Population Health and Health Equity

Chicago Methodist Senior Services

Robert Cosby

Assistant Dean, Associate Professor, Director

Howard University School of Social Work, Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center

Ames Simmons

Senior Lecturer

Duke University School of Law

Nickolas Lambrou

Assistant Scientist

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

2:45-3:55PM (EDT) Session 7: Pushing the Boundaries in SGM Health

Moderated by: Dean Guilamo-Ramos & Sara LeGrand

Confirmed Speakers:

C.M. "Chantal" Wiepjes

Physician, Postdoctoral Researcher

Endocrinology Department of the Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amar Saxena

Licensed Psychologist

Riverstone Wellness Collaborative, Transform Psychological Services

Abigail Mulcahy

Center to Improve Veteran Involvement Fellow

VA Portland Health Care System

Imam Abdullah Antepli

Associate Professor

Duke Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke Divinity School

Carly Kelley

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Co-Director

Duke University Department of Medicine, Gender Medicine Clinic at Duke 

4:00pm – SGM Health Research Award

Closing Remarks:

Judith Kelley

Dean of Sanford School of Public Policy

Duke University

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Dean of School of Nursing

Duke University

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