Why LGBT Public Health? LGBT Public Health Research & Intervention

with Ilan H. Meyer, Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy, The Williams Institute
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Room CHS 33-105
12-1 PM
Lunch Provided

*Talk will be held in the Public Health building at the Center of Health Sciences.
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In this presentation Dr. Meyer will discuss perspectives on the place of LGBT study and intervention in public health and review some historical landmarks in public health’s interest in LGBT populations —for example, how is the study of LGBT public health different from and similar to other public health issues?   Dr. Meyer will discuss the complex issue of how to define LGBT populations, and consider some advantages and disadvantages for incorporating LGBT health concerns in mainstream public health institutions.  Dr. Meyer will review the issues and major findings that are of current concern to LGBT health researchers and public health workers.

Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D. is Senior Scholar for Public Policy at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA’s School of Law.  Prior to coming to UCLA in 2011, Dr. Meyer was Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Deputy Chair for MPH Programs at the Department of Sociomedical Sciences atColumbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Meyer’s academic background is in social psychology, psychiatric epidemiology, and sociomedical sciences in public health.  Dr. Meyer studies public health issues related to minority health. His areas of research include stress and illness in minority populations, in particular, the relationship of minority status, minority identity, prejudice and discrimination and mental health outcomes in sexual minorities and the intersection of minority stressors related to sexual orientation, race/ethnicity and gender.

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