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"The Women's Health Movement
                                              and Health Disparities

          The 2014 Center for Gender Studies Symposium Keynote Address
               Dr. Cheryl Travis ~ Professor
                              Department of Psychology & Chair: Women's Studies
                                              University of Tennessee
                                                                       Knoxville, Tennessee
Presentation Location & Time: 
    This presentation is open to the public; admission is free.
    Location: Heth 014 ~ Time: 4:00 5:00 p.m. ~ Thursday, April 24th, 2014
    Radford University, Radford, VA.
Gender Scholarship @ RU: the 2014 Spring Symposium  
Keynote Abstract                Keynote Presentation & Images
Dr. Travis' research has focused on gender and race in the treatment of heart disease. Her research draws on national hospital patient discharge records and encompasses over a decade of information. Today her presentation will focus on The women’s health movement & health disparities, with particular attention to heart bypass surgery.
University & Research Background 
Dr. Cheryl Travis is a full professor and associate department head of psychology and, separately, is Chair of the Women’s Studies Program for the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus. She is a recipient of the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award from the Society for the Psychology of Women. She has served as president of the Society for the Psychology of Women, Chair of the American Psychological Association Board of Scientific Affairs, and more recently, as a member of the APA Board of Educational Affairs. She is the author / editor of books on Women’s Health Psychology, on Feminism, Sexuality and Society, and on Evolution, Gender, and Rape. She also has published papers on equity and the Gender Pay Gap. She has received the Chancellor’s Angie Warren Perkins award for Excellence and is actively involved in the University Commission for Women. In her spare time, she and her husband are avid hikers.

Her recent projects have included quantitative modeling of heart bypass decisions with a focus on gender and race, analysis of beauty myths and their psychological impact, national health care needs of women, content analyses of wedding manuals, and a long term qualitative interview study with adult survivors of childhood abuse. A recent book focused on feminism and the social construction sexuality while another book focused on critiques of evolutionary models of rape. Feminist theory provides a general basis for approaching a variety of topics, and research methodologies may be quantitative or qualitative.
  Dr. Cheryl Travis

  Ph.D. University of California, Davis (1971)

Fellow APA Division 9 Society for the
        Psychological Study of Social Issues
  Fellow APA Division 34 Population and
        Environmental Psychology
  Fellow APA Division 35 Psychology of Women
  Fellow APA Division 38 Health Psychology
  APA Committee on Women Career Achievement
  Associate Editor, American Psychologist
  Editor Psychology of Women Book Series
  President, APA Division 35 Psychology of Women
  Chair APA Board of Scientific Affairs
  Contact Information
   Dr. Cheryl Travis
   Dept:   Psychology
   Austin Peay Building
   University of Tennessee at Knoxville
   Knoxville, TN 37996
Web:  Dr. Cheryl Travis
       Tel:  865-974-6843
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