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Episode 227 - Dr. Kristie Seelman: Sexual Minority Older Adults: Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Healthy Aging

Interviewer: Louanne Bakk, PhD

Monday, November 06, 2017, 7:53:57 AM

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In this episode, our guest Dr. Kristie Seelman discusses the unique challenges that lesbian, gay, and bisexual older adults face, as well as the need for services that are culturally competent and account for their unique realities. She describes her current research emphasizing coping strategies and differences in mental, cognitive, and physical health among sexual minority older persons.

Kristie Seelman, PhD, is an assistant professor for the School of Social Work at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She earned her PhD and MSW from the University of Denver. Dr. Seelman's research focuses on improving social welfare services and education settings for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) people, developing LGBTQ-affirming policies, and addressing health disparities affecting LGBTQ people across their life course. She is currently co-chair of the LGBT track for the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) annual program meeting and serves on the CSWE Council on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression.

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