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Seth Pardo, PhD

San Francisco, CA

Seth Pardo received his Ph.D. from the Department of Human Development at Cornell University with concentrations in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor and Research Fellow with The Rockway Institute for LGBT Research and Public Policy at the California School for Professional Psychology, a division of Alliant International University, as well as the Lead Evaluator for the Minority AIDS Initiative - Targeted Capacity Expansion with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. His academic research uses empirical data to critique the conventional models of gender and sexual identity development and to argue for an expanded model of transgender identity development that better accommodates the diversity of our lived experiences. Seth is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, a founding board member for the Association for Gender Research, Education, Academia and Action (, and currently serves on the American Psychological Association's Committee for LGBT Concerns. Seth's most recent publications examine predictors of emotional wellbeing and clinical health in transmen.