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Webinar: (2021-09) LGBTQIA+ Equity in Human Subjects Research: Strategies for Justice-Focused IRBs


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) people make up approximately 4.5% of the United States population but face worse health outcomes when compared to their non-sexual and gender-minority peers. Despite this, the LGBTQIA+ population remains underrepresented and under-recognized in biomedical and social and behavioral research.

In this webinar, the presenters will discuss LGBTQIA+ health disparities, explore inclusive research data collection methods, and introduce meaningful strategies for IRBs when reviewing studies including LGBTQIA-specific research. Time will be provided for a brief Q&A with the speakers at the end of the session.

  • LGBTQIA+ health disparities
  • Inclusive research data collection methods
  • Strategies for reviewing biomedical, social and behavioral, and LGBTQIA-specific research studies
What will I learn?
By the end of this session, you should be able to:
  • Identify LGBTQIA+ health disparities
  • Describe inclusive research data collection methods
  • Describe strategies for reviewing biomedical, social and behavioral, and LGBTQIA-specific research studies
Who should attend?
This program is geared toward HRPP/IRB personnel and those working in research programs more broadly including HRPP/IRB directors, members, chairs; researchers and research staff; and more.

Continuing Education
Webinar participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIPĀ®) credential may apply 1.25 continuing education credits towards CIP recertification. Learn More

90-Day Access Interval
Access to live content will be available for 90 days after the recording is made available. After 90 days, access to the content will be removed, but users will retain access to any certificates of attendance earned. To earn a certificate, one must complete all required sections and complete the certificate section within the 90-day access period. After access has expired, users can purchase an additional 90 days of access.

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  • Amy Ben-Arieh, JD, MPH

    Amy Ben-Arieh is the manager of research integrity and compliance at the The Fenway Institute (TFI) at Fenway Community Health. She is a member of Harvard Catalyst's Regulatory Committee and subcommittee on SBER, and a member of Portsmouth Regional Hospital's IRB. Prior to joining TFI, Amy served for several years as an associate chair of Partners Human Research Committee. Her educational background is in health law, bioethics, and human rights.

  • Diane Burrell

    Photo and bio coming soon

September 23, 2021
Thu 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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