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Annesa Flentje, PhD | UW Psychiatry Grand Rounds

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Annesa Flentje, PhD | UW Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Understanding and Reducing Substance Use and Other Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals

Talk Description:
Sexual and gender minority people are at increased risk for substance use disorders and other physical and mental health conditions, and minority stress is an underlying reason for these disparities. This lecture will describe what is known about minority stress and its relationship to the health of sexual and gender minority people and will explore the potential mechanisms of minority stress in impacting these health outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the components of minority stress and their impacts on the health of sexual and gender minority people.
2. Describe potential ways to improve the health of sexual and gender minority people across healthcare teams.

About the Speaker:

Annesa Flentje is an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing and at the Alliance Health Project within the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine. Dr. Flentje’s research has targeted multiple ways to reduce health disparities among sexual and gender minority people including prevention, increasing visibility in research, understanding the biological mechanisms of minority stress, and developing interventions to reduce minority stress. Dr. Flentje was an inaugural recipient of the 2018 National Institutes of Health Sexual and Gender Minority Investigator Award in recognition of contributions to sexual and gender minority health research. Dr. Flentje is also Associate Director and UCSF Site Director of The PRIDE Study, a prospective national longitudinal study of the health of sexual and gender minority individuals within the United States that has enrolled over 20,000 sexual and gender minority people to date. Dr. Flentje is the Director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health at UCSF.

Reading List: 

Flentje et al. physical health min stress 2021


FlentjeHeckBrennan Meyer 2019_Article_TheRelationshipBetweenMinority

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.125 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1.25 hours.


November 12
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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