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September 21, 2015 - 3:00pm to December 2, 2015 - 4:20pm

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HUMBIO 28: The Heath and Medical Impact of Sexual Assault Over the Life Course


An overview of the acute and chronic physical and psychological health impact of sexual abuse through the perspective of survivors of childhood, adolescent, young and middle adult, and elder abuse, including special populations, e.g. pregnant women, military & veterans, prison inmates, individuals with mental or physical impairments. Will also address: race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other demographic and societal factors, including issues specific to college culture. Professionals with expertise in sexual assault will present behavioral and prevention efforts, e.g. bystander intervention training, medical screening, counseling and other interventions to manage the emotional trauma of abuse.


  • Marcia Stefanick
    • Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
    • Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    • Professor (by Courtesy), Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow, 2009-2010
    • Supported by the Iris F. Litt, M.D Fund
     Dr. Stefanick’s research focuses on chronic disease prevention, e.g. heart disease, cancer (especially breast, skin, and issues specific to survivors), osteoporosis, and dementia, in both women and men, primarily through physical activity, diet, and weight control.  Professor Stefanick has a long-standing interest in sex hormones, physical activity, body composition, and human health outcomes, with graduate work in...
    • Director of the Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA)
    Angela Exson is the Director of the Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA).  The office was established under her leadership four years ago and it has significantly enhanced efforts to address sexual violence at Stanford. Angela has worked for over 15 years as an educator, researcher, and practitioner in the movements to end violence and oppression. Her encounters with students...