GSA 2016

2016 GSA Pre-Conference Workshop

Characterizing and Addressing Stigma in Diverse Elders - An NIA Priority Topic

Wednesday, November 16
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. The workshop will be held in the Galerie 6 meeting room, located on the second floor. (Click to see floor plan.)


A didactic and interactive workshop providing a comprehensive overview on the impact of stigma in the health of diverse elder populations, theoretical models linking stigma and health outcomes, and strategies for developing interventions to address stigma and its negative impacts on the physical, mental, and social health of elder minority populations. Workshop will include opportunities to network with new and established investigators and to discuss the implications of intersecting minority statuses (e.g., ethnic, disability, sexual orientation) on the experiences of stigma across the life course.


The National Board of Public Health Examiners has certified this activity for up to 4 Continuing Education Credits.

Planning Committee

James Jackson, Chandra Ford, Kelly Gonzales, Angela Thrasher, Peter Lichtenberg, Nina Harawa

Table 4: 2016 Topics Speaker Affiliation
8:30-8:45am Introductions/Agenda Review RCMAR CC
8:45-9:45 am 1st Keynote: Status of Knowledge on Discrimination and Health Tené Lewis, PhD Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health at Emory
9:45-10:15am Perceived Discrimination in Older Midwestern Latino Adults and Associations with Depression Patrik Johansson, MD Associate Professor
College of Public Health
Director, Rural Health Education Network (RHEN)
University of Nebraska Medical Center & RCMAR
10:15-10:30 BREAK BREAK
10:30-11:15am Strategies to Reduce Stigma and Improve Participation in Mental Health Care Jo Anne Sirey, PhD Professor of Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Weill Cornell Medical College
11:15am-12noon First breakout session Discussion “Developing and testing stigma-related interventions”
1-2pm 2nd Keynote: Prescriptive Age Stigma: Individual, Interpersonal, Institutional, International, Intergenerational Michael North, PhD Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
New York University Stern School of Business
2-2:30 pm New Lens on Aging: Changing Attitudes, Expanding Possibilities Mignon Moore, PhD Associate Professor of Sociology
Barnard College-Columbia University, UCLA, and RCMAR
2:30-3:20 pm Second breakout session Discussion “Strategies for forming potential research collaborations on stigma in minority elders”
3:20-3:50pm Healthcare stereotype threat: The phenomenon and the solution for positive minority aging Cleopatra Abdou, PhD Assistant Professor of Gerontology
University of Southern California & RCMAR CC
3:50-4:00pm Wrap-up/Evaluations
To register for the Workshop, please visit

Registration Type – Preconference Only Price
GSA Member $180
GSA Student Member $130
Non-Member $230
Presented by Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research

Supported with funding from the National Institute of Aging Grant R13-AG-023033
In Collaboration with:
Gerontological Society of America on Minority Issues in Gerontology Committee