dr kristen MarkDr. Kristen Mark, Current Chair

Certificate in Human Sexuality Courses


HSEX 6001 Foundations of Human Sexuality
HSEX 6012 Sexual Function and Dysfunction
HSEX 6013 Sexual Health Education
HSEX 6011 Policy in Human Sexuality

In preparation:
Sexuality and Human Rights (draft syllabus complete)
Sexuality across the Lifespan (in process)

MOOC(Massive Online Open Courses)

Sexual Health Educations for Professionals Scale (SHEPS)

  • First paper published in international journal on SHEPS pre- and post-2 day sexual health workshop in East Africa (nurses)
  • Data under collection pre- and post residency training in Family Medicine
  • Data under collection with undergraduate students
  • Data under collection in MN, GA, CA

Sexual Health (MD-1) Course

  • Major revisions of course (revised/added panels on sex trafficking, sexual assault)
  • Major revisions in examination (Simulated patient panels, referral letter)
  • Shifting start of sexual history taking 3 months back to ECM course
  • UFaceMe app piloted, trialed with total class of 170 year 1 MD students

Year 4 MD Electives

Publications and Grants

40 peer-reviewed journal articles published, plus 1 chapter, since arrival in 2015 (11.7 per year to date)


  • Swedish Research Council (ongoing)
  • U of Minnesota Innovation grant (2017-2018)
  • NIH R-01 currently reviewed, at 8th percentile