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Population Health Spotlight Series – Dr. Tonia Poteat

March 13 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm EDT

This year’s Population Health Spotlight will discuss a range of pressing issues related to LGBTQ+ health and discuss implications for policies and action.

Many structural and systemic factors impact the health of LGBTQ+ people, creating health related challenges and disparities. Recent legislative actions across the United States have further amplified these impacts and have highlighted the need to address LGBTQ+ health as a core component of population health and health equity.

Speaker: Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, and Co-Director, Duke SGM Health Program, Duke University

Speaker Bio:

Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Duke University School of Nursing and Co-Director of the Duke Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program. Her research, teaching, and clinical practice focus on HIV and LGBTQ health with particular attention to the health of transgender communities. Her research attends to the role of intersectional structural stigma in driving health inequities and seeks to identify strategies to advance health justice. Certified as an HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and Gender Specialist by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, she is an expert in HIV research and care with transgender persons. She is an associate editor for the journal LGBT Health and serves on the Department of Health and Human Services Adolescent and Adult HIV Treatment Guidelines panel. She founded and co-leads the Inter-CFAR Transgender Health Scientific Working Group.