DC CFAR Hosts Transgender Women's Health Researcher Stakeholder Meeting

Transgender Women's Health Research Stakeholder Meeting Photo
December 20, 2018
On Wednesday, December 12th researchers and community partners came together for the Transgender Women's Health Research Stakeholders Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together individuals invested in the health of Transgender Women in DC to share recent research and to build a shared research purpose moving forward. Investigators from the DC CFAR and JHU CFAR, along with their community partners, presented on the work they have been doing focused on Transgender Women in DC. Presenters included Deborah Goldstein and Eleonor Sarkodie from Whitman-Walker Health, who shared the results of her CFAR pilot project addressing the HIV treatment cascade among Transgender Women.  Additional presentations focused on PrEP uptake and adherence among Transgender Black (Dana Hines, GWU), Latinix (Ana Maria del Rio-Gonzalez, GWU) and sex workers (Jennifer Huang Bouey, Georgetown) in DC. 
The event was hosted by DC CFAR Investigator Nina Yamamis (American University) and community partner Alexa Rodriguez (Translatinx DMV) and was supported by the DC CFAR Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) working group.