CONNECTUS Certified Nurse-Midwife Alice R. Sattler to Present at National Transgender Health Conference in Philadelphia

Sept. 8 Panel Includes Four Nashville-affiliated Experts in Trans Health Issues

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Politics, geography and poverty all have significant bearing on healthcare delivery and quality, and transgender healthcare is uniquely affected by all three factors, according to certified nurse-midwife Alice R. Sattler, N.P., C.N.M., and her colleagues.

Sattler and fellow panelists will present the topic “Red State Solutions for Transgender Healthcare Access: Provision in Low Resource Areas” as part of a panel on Sept. 8 at the 16th-annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, a project of the Mazzoni Center.

“This is a time in our nation when we need to talk openly about the very real political and economic barriers faced by transgender individuals seeking quality healthcare,” Sattler said. “I am thrilled to be a part of this expert panel and to help empower the medical professionals who are on the frontlines every day helping patients with this complex set of needs.”

Sattler currently provides informed-consent care for transgender people at Connectus Health, a 501(c)3 Federally Qualified Health Center with two Nashville locations. A nurse-midwife who completed her master's in nursing at Vanderbilt University, she has published on transgender health disparities and is interested in epidemiological approaches to transgender health research. Connectus Health is one of the only healthcare providers in Nashville that routinely provides comprehensive care for transgender patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Sattler is joined by fellow panelists E. Kale Edmiston, PhD, a transgender person who holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and is currently a postdoctoral scholar in psychiatry in at the University of Pittsburgh; Katherine Buchman, M.P.H., the Director of Community Engagement for HIV

Prevention for the Tennessee Department of Health; and Marisa J. Richmond, Ph.D., a current history, women’s and gender studies professor at MTSU and a member of the Metro Human Relations Commission in Nashville and the LGBT Advisory Board of the Democratic National Committee. The group’s presentation is part of the professional session track, and participants will qualify for CME and CNE credits.  Conference information and a detailed session description are here.

Jay Sheridan