Public Health Consideration of Gay Identity Development Across the Generation
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
*Due to the pending weather forecast, Dean Halkitis’ talk has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.*
The Dornsife School of Public Health presents Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean and professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health. He is also a professor in the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, School of Health Professions, and School of Public Affairs and Administration as well as a member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Global Health Institute, all at Rutgers University.For three decades, Halkitis’ program of research has examined the intersection between HIV, HPV and other STIs, drug abuse, and mental health burden, with regard to the biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and structural factors that predispose these and other health disparities in the LGBTQ population and the translation of this knowledge to implementation science research that examines the effectiveness of integrating biomedical and behavioral approaches with counseling and empowerment paradigms in order to prevent these disparities. This work is being enacted in Newark, New Jersey, New York City, and is being developed in Athens, Greece.Halkitis is the founder and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), which is a training site for the next generation of scholars and partners with community agencies to conduct studies for and with the LGBTQ population. Throughout his career, Halkitis has been on the forefront of fighting for the rights of those infected with and affected by HIV, as well as being an outspoken advocate for the rights and health of the LGBTQ population. Halkitis is actively involved in all aspects of community building and empowerment through the dissemination and translation of the innovative, timely, and valuable public health research that he and his teams at Rutgers and CHIBPS undertake.His newest book Out in Time: From Stonewall to Queer, How Gay Men Came of Age Across the GenerationsPlease RSVP
, to be published in 2019, documents the life experiences of three generations of gay men.