Gillian Silver

Gillian Silver

Research Dissemination Specialist

(510) 858-6015


Gillian (they/them/theirs) holds an MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA with a specialization in Health Education/Health Promotion. At UCLA Gillian worked with the Bixby Center for Reproductive Health and supported development of a gender-affirming sexual health program for transgender youth at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Gillian earned their MPH after several years of work in sexual health education and intimate partner violence prevention and intervention. They are dedicated to supporting individuals to achieve the sexual health and relationship outcomes that they desire, and to uplifting LGBTQ communities and individuals with marginalized identities. Gillian also holds a BA in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz

At ETR, Gillian shares our valuable work with academic, practitioner and public audiences through writing papers, briefs and reports. They also support strategic development through grant proposals and developing systems to improve ETR’s operational efficiencies. Gillian is excited to engage in innovative conversations about sexual and reproductive health through Kirby Summit planning and dissemination.

Current and Recent Projects

  • Kirby Summit 2018 dissemination
  • Kirby Summit 2020 planning
  • FLASH Study dissemination
  • Proposal development


Peterson, A.J., Silver, G.K., Guinosso, S.A., Bell, H.A., & Coyle, K.K. (2020) A protocol for a systematic review or research pertaining to young people’s views on how pornography exposure or use influences their sexual development, attitudes or behaviors. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates.

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