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Le Moyne College Hosts Talk on Social Policies and Health of Gay Populations

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Mark Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., a psychologist from Columbia University, will speak at Le Moyne College about the impact of social policies on the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual populations. His talk, titled “Social Policies and Health of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Populations,” takes place on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall.

Hatzenbuehler completed his doctoral degree in psychology at Yale University. He currently works as a health and society scholar, and intends to continue his studies related to mental health disparities among lesbian, gay and bisexual people. He examines how environmental events, e.g., stigma, lead to psychopathology. His research has documented that discrimination at the structural level may be harmful for the mental health of the lesbian, gay and bisexual community. He received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the mechanisms that link stigma to psychopathology. He also received an award from the American Psychological Association and the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Louis Sogliuzzo, S.J., Le Moyne’s director of campus ministry, will open the event with a welcome. Maria DiTullio, associate professor of psychology, will lead the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by gender and women’s studies, department of psychology and the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling. For more information, email Ludger Viefhues-Bailey at viefhulh@lemoyne.edu.

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posted on: 9/15/2011