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Nanette Gartrell ’71, occupation: Academic Psychiatrist, HumBio area of study: mental health

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Dr. Keith Brodie was my mentor. He sponsored my Human Biology special project. I chose to study psychiatrists' attitudes concerning LGBT people. Under Dr. Brodie's supervision, I learned how to do social science research. My entire career has been devoted to a continuation of the type of LGBT research I began under his tutelage. I am currently conducting an ongoing longitudinal study of lesbian families that is now in its 28th year. In 2013, I presented a series of lectures on this study at Duke University, where I was introduced by Dr. Brodie, president emeritus.