Posted: January 20, 2016

LGBT Health Care Advocacy in Academic Medicine


In this video, Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, interviews Carl G. Streed, MD and Ed Callahan, PhD, on the opportunities available for members of the academic medicine to engage in LGBT health care advocacy at the institutional, local, and national levels. During this conversation, they discuss the need for explicit action in order to address the historic silence around LGBT health in academic medicine, how taking action can help mitigate health disparities faced by gender and sexual minorities, and how LGBT health care advocacy efforts across different residency programs can help provide care to our nation's increasingly diverse population.

Presenters: Ed Callahan, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and Professor of Family Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine; Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, PGY1 Resident, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry, Associate Editor, MedEdPORTAL Differences of Sex Development Health Collection, Co-Chair, AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development, Founding Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI Health; Carl G. Streed, Jr, MD, Internal Medicine House Staff, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Vice-Chair, AMA Advisory Committee on LGBT Issues, Member, AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development.


LGBT, Health Promotion, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Non-Conforming, Clinician-Patient Communication


Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN, CSE, Morehouse School of Medicine