Lectures and seminars PsychEpi external speaker series: Dr Anna van der Miesen, VU University Amsterdam, University of Toronto
MEB PsychEpi external speaker series presents:
Speaker: Dr Anna van der Miesen, VU University Amsterdam, University of Toronto
Title: The intersections among autism, gender diversity, and mental health
Dr. Anna van der Miesen is a medical doctor in child and adolescent psychiatry and a post-doctoral researcher at the Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria of the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. Anna combines clinical work with gender diverse and neurodiverse/autistic children, adolescents, and young adults with research on the intersections of gender diversity, neurodiversity, and mental health. Their research focusses on follow-up studies of gender diverse populations and community-based participatory approaches, partnering with gender-diverse and neurodiverse stakeholders to set research priorities and interpret study findings. In addition, Anna is building cross-cultural and cross-nation study initiatives to help gender diverse youth around the world. As part of the WPATH Global Education Initiative and other teaching programs, Anna is advocating for more awareness of the intersection of gender diversity and autism.
Host: Miriam Martini