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Population Health Spotlight Speaker Series: Health Equity and LGBTQ+ Health

Population Health Spotlight Series 2023-24: Health Equity and LGBTQ+ Health

May 30, 2024

From October 2023 to May 2014, Dornsife School of Public Health’s Population Health Spotlight Series welcomed five speakers with diverse public health backgrounds in research, community health, health and policy, and more. "Health Equity and LGBTQ+ Health" was the theme of the series.

The series explored a range of pressing issues related to LGBTQ health and discussed implications for policies and action.

This year's speakers included:

  • Madina Agénor, ScD, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity, Brown University School of Public Health
  • Kellan Baker, PhD, Executive Director and Chief Learning Officer, Whitman-Walker Institute
  • Gilbert Gonzales, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Health & Society Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University
  • Tonia Poteat, PhD, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, and Co-Director, Duke SGM Health Program, Duke University
  • Asa Radix, MD, Senior Director of Research and Education, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Below are photos and videos of the speakers. The videos include presentations, complete with Q+As with attendees, who included members of the Drexel community, professionals from community-based organizations and government agencies, media professionals, and individuals interested in the topic more broadly.

Talk Title: Intersectionality, Discrimination, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Among LGBTQ+ People Assigned Female at Birth: Patient and Provider Perspectives

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Agénor

Please note this video recording is not available.

Talk Title: “The States vs. Science: The Politics of Transgender Health”

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Baker

Talk Title: Public Policy & LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Gonzales

Please note this video recording is not available.

Talk Title: Beyond Minority Stress: Advancing Trans Health Justice Using Intersectional Multilevel Interventions

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Poteat

Talk Title: Advancing Health Equity for Trans and Gender Diverse Individuals through Inclusive Clinical Practice Guidelines

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Speaker: Dr. Radix

Please note this video recording is not available.

Special thanks to all Population Health Spotlight Series speakers and participants. The next series will focus on another timely topic in the field of public health and begin in early fall 2024.

Have ideas for future topics or speakers? Let us know!

Check out the Population Health video archive