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Zhenya Abbruzzese vs. transgender people

Zhenya Abbruzzese is an American healthcare executive and anti-transgender activist.

Background

Evgenia “Zhenya” Marksovna Abbruzzese was born in October 1974. Abbruzzese has used several name stylings, including

  • Evgenia Abbruzzese
  • Eugenia Abbruzzese
  • Zhenya Abbruzzese
  • Zhen Abbruzzese

Abbruzzese earned a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in 1997. In 1996 Abbruzzese won recognition there for the publication “Comparative Analysis of Russian and American School Mathematics Systems: What are the Russians Doing that Provides So Much Better Results?”

Abbruzzese was a researcher at Gartner, then Escalent from 1996 to 2002. After brief stints doing healthcare analytics at Doxus and Regence, Abbruzzese founded Enigma Health in 2005. In 2011, Abbruzzese was involved in Cambia Health Solutions. In 2012, Abbruzzese was principal at J Curve Consulting until 2018.

Abbruzzese holds a patent designed to identify somatizing patients, or those whose physical complaints stem from emotional distress. Abbruzzese called these identifying techniques MUSE (medically unexplained symptoms expertise).

Some trans and gender diverse people have presented with somatic symptoms.

Anti-transgender activism

Abbruzzese was an invited speaker at a 2023 anti-trans conference organized by the Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine.

References

Lund-Muzikant, Diane (May 20, 2016). Another Cambia Start Up Bites the Dust. The Lund Report https://www.thelundreport.org/content/another-cambia-start-bites-dust

Willamette University (1996). Carson Scholarship Winners https://willamette.edu/offices/saga/students/internal/scholars/carson/index.html

Willamette University (1997). Economics Departmental Honors https://willamette.edu/undergraduate/economics/awards/dept-honors.html

Jones, Zinnia (October 1, 2023). SEGM conference flier revealed: Invited speakers and schedule for October 9-12 New York City conference of the anti-trans Society for Evidence-Based Medicine. Gender Analysis https://genderanalysis.net/2023/10/segm-conference-flier-revealed-invited-speakers-and-schedule-for-october-9-12-new-york-city-conference-of-the-anti-trans-society-for-evidence-based-medicine/

Media

Abbruzzese, Zhenya (December 9, 2023). Puberty Blockers Can Powerfully TRANSFORM a Body – Zhenya Abbruzzese. Genspect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrqLcAff9iI

Stella O’Malley and Sasha Ayad (June 16, 2023). EP 118: Prioritizing Expensive & Invasive Interventions: American Healthcare w/Zhenya Abbruzzese. Gender: A Wider Lens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhLA02Dtupc

Resources

Transgender Agency (transgender.agency)

LinkedIn (linkedin.com)

Medium (medium.com)

J Curve Consulting (jcurveconsulting.com) [archive]

Enigma Health (enigmahealth.com) [archive]

Fiverr (fiverr.com)

  • zhenyapdx

Twitter (twitter.com)

Google Patents (patents.google.com)

FederalPay.org (https://www.federalpay.org/paycheck-protection-program/evgenia-abbruzzese-portland-or)