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Li Lock, PhD, MEd

Li Lock

Research Associate III

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Dr. Li Lock (they/them/theirs) is a research associate at ETR and has worked as a sexuality researcher, program evaluator, and educator for the past decade. Li draws on their multidisciplinary background by applying systems theory and holistic models of sexuality to their work in sexual health and HIV prevention and treatment. Their areas of interest include sexual wellbeing, gender identity and development, the intersection of sex and substances, and sexological worldview development. Li is passionate about supporting individuals in pursuing sexual wellbeing, and organizations working to enable health, safety, and justice in their communities.

Li holds a PhD and MEd in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, and an MS in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island. In previous roles, Li served as a research assistant at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University, research coordinator at the Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative at Widener University, and most recently research associate and director of education at Planned Parenthood Great Plains. In addition to their work at ETR, Li also serves as the evaluation coordinator at Transgender Training Institute.

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