National Advisory Board

Members of the National Advisory Board for CURED provided valuable insights and subject-matter expertise to the filmmakers during the development, production, and post-production phases of the project. Board members also offered feedback on cuts of the film during the editing phase. This esteemed group of experts – from a range of fields – played a vital role in the production of this documentary.

Chris Babits, PhD — USU Director of Education & Learning. Interdisciplinary scholar of history, religion, medicine, and gender and sexuality, and author of the forthcoming book To Cure a Sinful Nation: A History of Conversion Therapy in the United States, which examines 140 years of efforts to change sexual orientation and gender identity.

Ronald Bayer, PhD — Professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and author of Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnosis.

Eric Cervini, PhD — Author of The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America.

Jack Drescher, MD — Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; member of the APA’s DSM-5 Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders; and co-editor of American Psychiatry and Homosexuality: An Oral History.

Lillian Faderman, PhD — Acclaimed scholar of lesbian and LGBTQ history and literature; professor emerita at California State University, Fresno and author of The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle.

Charles Francis — President of the Mattachine Society of Washington, DC, which conducts original archival research and educational programs that focus on gay and lesbian legal, political, and policy history—often hidden or destroyed.

Nishani Frazier, PhD — Professor of History and Director of Public History at North Carolina State University and co-editor of Freedom on My Mind: The Columbia Documentary History of the African American Experience.

Dagmar Herzog, PhD — Distinguished Professor of History at City University of New York’s Graduate Center and author of Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophe.

Nadine Hubbs, PhD — Professor of Women’s Studies and Music at the University of Michigan; Director of the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI) at Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender; and author of The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.

Regina Kunzel, PhD — Larned Professor of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University and author of In the Shadow of Diagnosis: Psychiatric Power and Queer Life (forthcoming in April 2024).

Eric Marcus — Author and co-author of a dozen books, including Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights, and founder and host of the Making Gay History podcast.

Vernon Rosario, MD, PhD — Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Historian of Medicine at UCLA, and author of Homosexuality and Science: A Guide to the Debates.

Susan Stryker, PhD — Professor Emerita of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona; author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution; Emmy-winning director of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria; and scholar whose work has helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topics since the early 1990s.