Sep 18 2023
Episode 97: Exploring Authenticity and Leadership: The Inspirational Journey of Professor Sel Hwahng
What if you could turn parental expectations into a path of self-fulfillment and authentic discovery? Walk with us as we trace the compelling journey of Professor Sel Hwahng, a researcher at Towson and John Hopkins Universities, whose work spans women, gender, LGBTQ studies, and cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology. Hear their transformative narrative from aspiring medical doctor to punk rock musician, and ultimately, a highly-regarded academic in medicine, women's studies, and interdisciplinary arts.In this fast-paced episode, we explore Sel's groundbreaking research in social and behavioral science, including their involvement in a multimillion-dollar study funded by the National Institutes of Health in the United States. Sel speaks candidly about honoring the people around us, pursuing what genuinely brings us joy, and their significant leadership role in life. They also shed light on the compelling need for extensive research on gender-affirming hormone therapy and their upcoming book that is being published.Lastly, we confront the concern of research bias towards LGBTQ communities and the alarming lack of research on these communities' health outcomes. Sel brings to the forefront the urgency to change this narrative. The episode ends on a powerful note with Sel emphasizing the concept of leadership and the importance of being in service to others. Discover how Sel Hwahng's authenticity and leadership are shaping the way we see adversity, research, and the intersection of all in between. Don't miss out on this deep exploration of commitment, leadership, research, and authenticity.Connect with Sel at the following links: Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seljhwahng/Global LGBTQ Health: Research, Policy, Practice, and Pathways: https://link.springer.com/book/9783031362033Transformation Journal: https://www.landmarkwisdomcourses.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/2023-Journal-of-the-Conference-for-Global-Transformation-.pdf)Blog: https://wellbeing.jhu.edu/blog/2021/01/26/authenticity-the-imposter-syndrome/)If you enjoy the show, please share with your connections, and leave us a review on your favourite podcast platform. If you want to connect with Amber to be a guest on the show or for any other reason reach out at email@example.com!