Population Health Spotlight: Perry N Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
2:00 PM-3:15 PM
“Health & Healthcare Disparities in U.S. Sexual and Gender Minority (LGBTQ) Populations: A Call to Action for Public Health”
- Define terms, concepts and approaches related to LGBTQ health
- Explain the health and healthcare disparities faced by LGBTQ populations in the United States
- List drivers of health and healthcare disparities experienced by LGBTQ people in the United States
- Provide approaches for addressing the health and healthcare disparities experienced by LGBTQ people in the United states
Despite the advances since the Stonewall Riots of 1969, LGBTQ people in the United States continue to face health disparities. This is facilitated by healthcare system that is not fully prepared to meet the needs of sexual and gender minority individuals. Recent efforts on the part of the federal government also function to exacerbate these conditions. Consideration will be given to the health and healthcare disparities faced by LGBTQ people in the United States and to approaches to addressing these disparities will be provided.
About the Speaker:
Perry N Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, is a public health psychologist, researcher, educator, and advocate who is Dean and professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health at the School of Public Health at Rutgers University.
Halkitis is the founder and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS). He is also Professor in the, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, School of Health Professions, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and School of Public Affairs and Administration, as well as primary member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Global Health Institute. Halkitis is also Professor Emeritus at the College of Global Public Health at New York University.
*1 CPH credit available*