2020 Penn PROMOTES Virtual Poster Session

Welcome to Penn PROMOTES Research on Sex and Gender in Health virtual poster session!

Researchers from all fields were invited to submit a 250-word abstract for our poster session. The research may have been previously published, however, it should incorporate the factor of sex and/or gender in some manner. Re-analysis of previously published data to include this element was also welcomed. In addition to the abstract, researchers submitted two possible “next steps” to build on these findings.

Entry# 1: Why are more women than men diagnosed with Alzheimer's?

Shana Stites, PsyD, MS, MA; Hannah Cao, BA, Student; Mehek Dedhia, Student

Entry #2: HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Counseling among Non-Hispanic Black Youth Diagnosed with Bacterial STI, 2014-2019

Dovie L. Watson, MD, MSCE; Pamela A. Shaw, PhD; Danielle T. Petsis , MPH; Julia Pickel, BA
José A. Bauermeister, MPH, PhD; Ian Frank, MD; Sarah M. Wood, MD, MS; Robert Gross, MD, MSCE

Entry #3: Covering sexual harassment: The effects of gender of journalists on audiences’ perceived severity of sexual harassment

María Celeste Wagner

Entry #4: Sex Differences in Carotid Plaque Composition in Patients with Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source

Jae W. Song, MD; Quy Cao, PhD; James E. Siegler, MD; Jesse M. Thon, MD; John H. Woo, MD; Brett L. Cucchiara, MD

Entry #5: State Policy and Sexual Minority Mental Health: Exploring the Relationship of State-Level Protections with Depression and Suicidality in Sexual Minority Youth

Isabella Schlact; Elizabeth Wade

Entry #6: Sex Differences in Left Ventricular Assist Device-related Emergency Department Encounters in the United States

Nosheen Reza MD; Jonathan J. Edwards MD; Hannah Katcoff MPH; Antara Mondal BS; Heather Griffis PhD; Joseph W. Rossano MD MS; Kimberly Y. Lin MD; Anjali T. Owens MD; Edo Y. Birati MD; Jonathan B. Edelson MD

Entry #7: Sex is an independent risk factor for venous thromboembolism in sickle cell disease

Andrea H. Roe, MD MPH; Arden McAllister, MPH; Courtney A. Schreiber, MD MPH; Kim Smith-Whitley, MD; Farzana Sayani, MD

Entry #8: Ineffective Affective Processing: Neural correlates of cognitive control in women with a history of sexual violence

Laura Sinko PhD, RN, CCTS-I; Paul Regier PhD; Anne Teitelman PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Subash Aryal PhD MS; Adrian Curtin PhD; Hasan Ayaz PhD; Anna Rose Childress PhD

Entry #9: Women are more likely to expect social sanctions for open defecation: field evidence from India

Jinyi Kuang, Sania Ashraf, Alex Shpenev, Maryann G. Delea, Upasak Das, Cristina Bicchieri

Entry #10: Adolescent Perceptions of Menstruation on Twitter: Opportunities for Advocacy and Education

Shelby Davies, MD; Miriam Langer, MD; Ari Klein, PhD; Graciela Gonzalez-Hernandez, MS PhD; Nadia Dowshen, MD MSHP

Entry #11: Autistic Girls Smile More Than Autistic Boys During Natural Conversations: Insights from Computer Vision

Casey J. Zampella; Julia Parish-Morris; Meredith Cola; G. Keith Bartley; Juhi Pandey; Robert T. Schultz; John D. Herrington

Entry #12: Creative Strategies and Spaces of Protection and Empowerment for Young Women in Sierra Leone

Christiana Kallon Kelly

Entry #13: Gender Dynamics, Migration Sequencing, and Immigrant Health Selection: A Bi National Comparison of Disability Rates Among Older Adult Couples

Yezhen (David) Li; Michel Guillot; Jason Schnittker

Entry #14: The G.I.S.T (Gender Identity and Sex Talks) Program

Hanne Harbison, MHSPH, MSN, WHNP; Dennis Flores, PhD, ACRN


Entry #15: Describing the Health Status of Women Experiencing Violence

Rachel Kishton, MD; Laura Sinko, PhD, RN; Robin Ortiz, MD; Md Nazmul Islam, PhD, MBA; Annika Fredrickson; Natalie E. Sheils, PhD; John Buresh; Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE; Meredith Matone, DrPH MHS


Entry #16: Where are all the boys? An examination of gender and diagnosis in treatment-seeking adolescents with an eating disorder.

Marita Cooper, PhD; Rebeckah Peebles, MD; C. Alix Timko, PhD