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Lecture: Stigma impactings healthcare use - Black gay/bi men

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.

Today's lecture is entitled, "How stigma impacts healthcare use among Black gay/bisexual men: Implications for PrEP and HIV prevention" and it will be presented by Lisa Eaton.

Synopsis: Stigma is a multifaceted, complex phenomenon that has stymied HIV prevention and treatment work since the beginning of the epidemic. In this talk, I will review the various types and sources of stigma, and how these stigmas impact healthcare engagement. I will provide information on the development and testing of programs aimed at reducing stigma and improving health outcomes for Black gay/bisexual men, in particular.

Biography: Lisa A Eaton, PhD is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut. She completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Connecticut and her post-doctoral work at Yale University. She has worked in the area of social determinants of HIV for the past 12 years. A majority of her work is conducted in the Atlanta, GA area where rates of HIV prevalence are alarming. She works primarily in developing and testing individual and structural interventions to improve healthcare engagement among race and sexual orientation minority populations.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.


Rainbow Center (primary), First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Human Development & Family Studies, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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