Gender and Health: Impacts of Structural Sexism, Gender Norms, Relational Power Dynamics, and Gender Inequities

Date and Time

– October 26, 2022, 04:30 PM EDT

Virtual only.

Event Information

Workshop Objectives

  • Review definitions and conceptual frameworks commonly used to study structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities in health.  
  • Examine issues in measurement and methods to evaluate structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities.  
  • Identify modifiable factors and points of intervention to mitigate health disparities based in structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities. 
  • Highlight interventions (evidence-based practices, promising practices, etc.) and targeting different levels (e.g., socioecological, multilevel frameworks) aimed at mitigating health disparities based in structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities. 
  • Identify opportunities to advance research and foster collaborations on health impacts of structural sexism, gender norms, relational power dynamics, and gender inequities.

Poster Abstract Booklet

Speaker Bios

Suggested Readings


Main Session

Concurrent Session 1

Concurrent Session 2

Concurrent Session 3




  11:00 a.m.–1:15p.m.         OPENING SESSION  
Main Room Videocast

11:00–11:15 a.m. 

Workshop Introduction
Speaker: Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., FARVO
Workshop Objectives
Speaker: Ronna Popkin, Ph.D.
11:15–11:45 a.m.
Plenary 1 
From embodying gendered injustice to advancing gender transformative intersectional science: an ecosocial proposal
Speaker: Nancy Krieger, Ph.D.
11:45–11:55 a.m.
Q & A
11:55 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
Plenary 2 
Health Consequences of Structural Sexism: Conceptual Foundations and Priorities for Future Research

Speaker: Patricia (Trish) Homan, Ph.D., M.A.
12:25–12:55 p.m.
Plenary 3 
Black Feminist and Womynist Frameworks: Towards a Dope Public Health Future that Centers Resilience, Healing, and Wellness

Speaker: Typhanye Dyer, Ph.D., M.P.H.
12:55–1:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Plenary Speakers
Nancy Krieger, Ph.D.
Patricia Homan, Ph.D., M.A.
Typhanye Dyer, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  1:15–2:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
2:00–2:30 p.m.
Poster Winners Flash Talks
Advancing Understanding of Structural Sexism and Population Health Inequities: Introducing a Novel Modeling Approach to Capture Life-course and Intersectional Effects
Presented by: Ariel Beccia, Ph.D.
Large-scale Characterization of Gender Differences in Age at Diagnosis and Time to Diagnosis in Longitudinal Observational Health Data
Presented by: Noemie Elhadad, Ph.D.
Sexist Discrimination Partly Explains Associations Between Traditional Gender Role Beliefs and Alcohol and Drug Misuse Among Latina Young Adult Women
Presented by: Melissa M. Ertl, Ph.D.
The Twisted Truth: Decision-to-Incision Time for Ovarian versus Testicular Torsion
Presented by: Aubrey Schachter, M.D.

Measurement and Methods

Modifiable Factors & Clinical Interventions

Modifiable Factors & Social Determinants of Health

  Videocast #1 Videocast #2 Videocast #3
2:30–2:40 p.m.
Opening remarks
Speaker: Anita Raj, Ph.D.
Opening remarks
Speaker: Madina Agénor, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Opening remarks
Speaker: Rebecca Jordan-Young, Ph.D.
2:40–3:00 p.m.
Presentation: Measurement and Methods
Speaker: Louise Pilote, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Presentation: PrEP, research mistrust, and the dilemma of being a ‘key population’: Lessons from trans women in Peru
Speaker: Amaya Perez-Brumer, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Presentation: Structural Xenophobia and Immigration as Social Determinants of Sexual and Reproductive Health
Speaker: Goleen Samari, Ph.D., M.P.H.
3:00–3:20 p.m.
Presentation: Gender-Related Variables for Health Research
Speaker: Mathias Nielsen, Ph.D. & Londa Schiebinger, Ph.D.
Presentation: Understanding Indigenous Gender Relations and Structural Violence: Becoming Gender AWAke
Speaker: Catherine McKinley, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.
Presentation: Centering Men’s Health Equity in Health Equity Research
Speaker: Derek Griffith, Ph.D.
3:20–3:40 p.m.
Presentation: Structural Factors and Women’s Health
Speaker: Morgan Philbin, Ph.D., M.H.S. & Bethany Everett, Ph.D.
Presentation: The Corrosive Impact of Gender Bias and Harassment: An Imperative for Action
Speaker: Arghavan Salles, M.D., Ph.D.
Presentation: Intersectional Inequities and the Feminization of Poverty
Speaker: Heather Bullock, Ph.D.
3:40–4:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
4:00–4:30 p.m. CLOSING SESSION
Main Room Videocast
4:00–4:15 p.m.
High-level Report Back from Concurrent sessions
4:15–4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Elizabeth Barr, Ph.D.
Poster Presentations

Click the title to view a PDF of the poster and the abstract number for the poster video presentation. For more details on the featured poster presentations, please view the Poster Abstract Booklet. You can also view the full poster video presentation playlist. 

Abstract No.
Sabik, NJ
Are Gender Traits and Ideology Associated with Stress and Burnout Among Midlife Women?
Short, SE; Wang, R; Zacher, M
Gender Contexts and U.S. Women's Health
Mhazo, ML; Churchyard, T; Dlamini, G; Gamedze, S
Gender Norms and Gender Equity as Behavioral Drivers for Health Services Update by Men in Eswatini
Scheer, JR; Cacalheira, CJ; Helminen, EC; Shaw, TJ; Schwarz, AA; Jaipuriar, V; Brisbin, CD; Batchelder, AW; Sullivan, TP; Jackson, SD
"I Know Myself Again, Which Makes Me Motivated for Life"; Feasibility and Acceptability of Using Experience Sampling Methods with Trauma-Exposed Sexual Minority Women
Ghasseminia, R; Nichols, T
Intimate Links: Applying a Critical Sexuality Framework to Promoting Women's Sexual Health in  Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Settings
Kwon, H; Kamp, DC; Meier, A; Manning, WD
Meso- and Micro-level Structural Sexism and Mental Health: Comparing Women and Men in Different-Gender Couples
Dougherty, BE; Bogner, HR; Mamtani, M; McAllister, A; Oquendo, MA; Schreiber, CA
RAising the Investment in Sex and gender Evidence (RAISE): A Structural Intervention to Close the Sex and Gender Data Gap
Sleeper, R; Newman, CB; Chin, EL; Kling, JM
A Framework for Teaching Sex and Gender Health: Four Core Tenets
Silverman, J; Pearson, E; Uysal, J; Johns, N; Liambila, W; Paul, D; Menzel, J; Shakhider, MAH; Konika, RA; Wendoh, S; Undie, C
Addressing Reproductive Coercion and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Two ARCHES Trials
Lee, M; Ramirez, AH; Foster, CS; Mendoza, M; McMaster, SJ; Alerté, S; Martinez, E; Baskir, RS; Schully, SD; Watson, KS
Advancing Gender Equity in Health Research Through Innovative Engagement and Inclusion: The All of Us Research Program
Beccia, AL; Agénor, M; Baek, J; Ding, EY; Lapane, KL; Austin, SB
Advancing Understanding of Structural Sexism and Population Health Inequities: Introducing a Novel Modeling Approach to Capture Life-Course and Intersectional Effects
Raj, A; Dehingia, N; McDougal, L; Singh, A; Kumar, K; McAuley, J
Application of Machine Learning Methodologies to Understand Violence Against Women Using National Survey Data
Bulgin, D; Patrick, SW; McElroy, T; McNeer, E; Dupont, WD; Davis, MM; Murry, VM
Association of Pregnancy Status and Community Race Composition with Likelihood of Acceptance for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Levine, S; Chaturvedi, SM; Galoustian, N; Qiu, JM; Hartenstein, B; Webinski, J: Kwolek, D
Bridging the Gap of Sex and Gender Differences in Medicine and Research: A Trainee Initiative for Improved Sex- and Gender-Specific Patient Care
Dauria, EF; Kulkarni, P; Ayana, S; Christopoulos, K; Shumway, M; Tolou-Shams, M
Developing a Peer-Led Navigation Program That Addresses Intersectional Stigma to Improve Access to PrEP for HIV Prevention for Women Involved in the Carceral System
Boyce, SC; Minnis, AM; Deardorff, J; Shakya, H; Challa, S; Aliou, S; Nouhou, AM; Silverman, JG
Effect of a Gender-Synchronized Family Planning Intervention on Inequitable Gender Norms Among Husbands of Married Adolescent Girls in a Cluster-Randomized Control Trial in Niger
Hatcher, AM; Woollett, N; Pallitto, C; Suec, A; Stockl, H; García-Moreno, C
Effects of a Brief Nurse-Led Intervention on Intimate Partner Violence and Perinatal Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Public Antenatal Clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa
Raj, A; Dey, AK
A Conceptual Framework to Understand Empowerment from a Measurement Perspective EMERGE (Evidence-based Measures of Empowerment for Research on Gender Equality)
Nichols, TR; Gringle, MR; Welborn, A
Examining Intersections of Structural and Social Stigma in Perinatal Substance Use Service Delivery
Gaston, SA; Alhasan, DM; Strassle, PD; Pérez-Stable, EJ; Nápoles, AM; Jackson, CL
Gender Disparities in Relationships Between Financial Hardship and Sleep Disturbances Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Gao, Y; Krans, EE; Chen, Q; Rothenberger, SD; Zivin, K; Jarlenski, MP
Gender Differences in Suicidality Trends Among Parents with Young Children After COVID-19
Sun, T; Hardin, J; Reyes Nieva, H; Natarajan, K; Cheng, RF; Ryan, P; Elhadad, N
Large-Scale Characterization of Gender Differences in Time to Diagnosis in Longitudinal Observational Health Data
Dehingia, N; Lundgren, R; Rao, N; Yore, J; Raj, A; EMERGE; World Values Survey; Social Norms Learning Collaborative Teams
Measuring Social Norms Related to Sanctions and Sexual Harassment of Women at Work
Dehingia, N; Raj, A
Online Misogyny on Twitter in India: Validating a Taxonomy to Measure Its Prevalence
Li, Q; Provencio-Vasquez, E; Palusci, VJ; Zhang, L; Feder, L; Susser, ES
Preventing Perinatal Depression, Substance Use, and Self-Harm Ideation to Design Injury-Related Maternal Early Warning Systems and Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
Ranasinghe, S; Khan, N; Bairey Merz, CN; Wei, J; George, M; Berry, C; Chieffo, A; Camici, PG; Crea, F; Kaski, JC; Marzilli, M; Gulati, M
Quality of Life in Women and Men with Ischemia with No Obstructive Coronary Arteries (INOCA): A Patient Self-Report Survey from INOCA International
Martin, CE; Britton, E; Shadowen, H; Bachireddy, C; Harrell, A; Zhao, X; Cunningham, P
Disparities in Opioid Use Disorder Related Hospital Use Among Postpartum Virginia Medicaid Members
Ertl, MM; Dillon, FR
Experiences of Sexist Discrimination as a Potential Explanatory Factor for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Among Latina Young Adult Women
Liu, SY
Spillover Effects of Structural Sexism on Children's Health Insurance Status
Averback, S; Johns, NE; Ghule, M; Dixit, A; Begum, S; Battala, M; Saggurti, N; Silverman, JG; Raj, A
The Effects of a Gender Equity and Family Planning Counseling Intervention on Quality of Contraceptive Counseling and Contraceptive Use in Rural India
Rehman, A; Pedamallu, H; Vu, M; Kandula, NR
The Influence of Gender Roles and Norms on the Physical Activity of South Asian Women and Girls: A Scoping Review
Wade, K; Hawara, NT; Schrode, KM
The Interplay of Substance Use and Relationship Power Dynamics Among African American Women
Minalga, B; Siskind, R
The Representative Studies Rubric: 12 Steps Address Underrepresentation in HIV Clinical Research
Schachter, A; Gwan, A; Boudreaux, TM; Guice, K; St. Martin, TL; Boudreaux, S; Nair, N; Chapple, A; Guidry, C; Jernigan, A
The Twisted Truth: Decision-to-Incision Time in Ovarian Versus Testicular Torsion
Pearson, E; Uysal, J; Undie, C; Paul, D; Liambila, W; Menzel, J; Wendoh, S; Silverman, JG
Women's Choice to Include Male Partners in Family Planning Counseling: The Roles of Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive Coercion, and Covert Family Planning Use