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Fridays at Newcomb: Katherine Johnson & Alyssa Lederer

Uptown Campus

Please join us for a virtual Fridays at Newcomb event and our 2021 Custard Lecture. Funded by Marla Custard (NC '91), this event brings speakers connected to the LGBTQ community to campus. 

“Can a curricular intervention reduce sexual violence among college students? A multi-method evaluation of Tulane’s GESS 1900: Sex, Power, and Culture” 


Dr. Katherine Johnson’s primary research interests are in the sociology of reproduction, which lies at the intersections of the sociology of gender, family, and health/healthcare. Her work addresses various reproductive health issues (e.g., infertility, abortion, childbirth, breastfeeding) as well as specific reproductive technologies (e.g., gamete donation, IVF, surrogacy) and the potential implications for (re)defining gender and family norms. She earned a dual degree PhD in sociology and demography from Pennsylvania State University.  

Dr. Alyssa Lederer is an applied behavioral scientist and master certified health education specialist. Much of her work has focused on enhancing young people’s health through the design and evaluation of theory- and evidence-informed interventions, particularly in the areas of sexual health, nutrition, and physical activity. She is especially interested in the intersection between health education and behavior change. Dr. Lederer previously served as Chair of the American College Health Association (ACHA) Health Promotion Section and is the current Chair of the ACHA National College Health Assessment Advisory Committee.  

Newcomb Institute

For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7015535