Cara E. Rice

Cara E. Rice

Cara E. Rice

Cara E. Rice, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Research Professor in The Methodology Center at Pennsylvania State University. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from The Ohio State University in 2014. She is an infectious disease epidemiologist, with a focus on sexual health, specifically HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. She has extensive experience in survey data collection, innovative data analysis, and working with high-risk populations. Dr. Rice’s current work applies an interdisciplinary approach to address gaps in our understanding of the increased susceptibility to HIV and other STIs among men who have sex with men (MSM).

Presentation:  Discrimination and Mental Health among Sexual Minority Adults in the United States: Implications for Community Intervention
Day: Thursday
Time: Breakout Session 4
Where: TBD

Presentation Objectives:
1. Participants will know the prevalence of reported discrimination experiences among sexual minority adults, and the increased prevalence of mental health outcomes (depression, anxiety, suicidality) among sexual minority adults as compared to heterosexual adults.
2. Participants will gain an understanding of the significant association between discrimination and mental health and how that association varies at different ages among sexual minorities.
3. Participants will be able to identify critical periods of risk associated with discrimination among sexual minorities.