Dr. Anne Stangl: On Recognizing Stigma and Standing Up Against It


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May 29 2020 29 mins   1

Dr. Anne Stangl is a social and behavioral scientist and President of Hera Solutions, an independent firm providing research and advisory services to organizations, companies and governments to strengthen health equity. Anne is also Associate Faculty with the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has 18 years of international public health experience in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean with a focus on stigma, qualitative and quantitative research methods, research design, statistical analysis, systematic reviews and monitoring and evaluation. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing the social and structural determinants of health that impede access to and uptake of health services among underserved populations globally. Anne is a leading expert on health-related stigma and discrimination and has contributed to theoretical understanding of how the stigmatization process operates in the context of health to inform stigma mitigation interventions and stigma measurement. She is also actively engaged in utilizing research findings to inform global policy and action. You can find more about Anne on twitter and here.

In this episode we talk about sex--and the need to talk more about sex with youth using comprehensive sexuality education. We also discuss stigma as infringements on human rights, stigma elements that are 'common to its core', and the need for structural approaches to address underlying drivers of stigma. Being able to recognize stigma is a critical first step so that you can stand up against it. We also talk about Anne's love of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and dream dinner plans with her (in case you are reading this RBG, there is a great Baltimore restaurant Anne would love to take you too...and we would love to host you on the podcast). Anne of Green Gables and kindness also pop up in our discussion.

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Original music and podcast produced by Cozmic Cat. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovationand Canada Research Chairs program.