LGBT Health in the Spotlight at UC Riverside

A view from the top of the carillon tower toward the Highlander Union Building. Carlos Puma

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Aaron Gardner of the Riverside County Department of Public Health will give the grand rounds presentation, with a focus on a newly released report called “LGBT Health and Wellness Profile: A Review of the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Residents Living in Riverside.”

His talk is set for 12 noon, Thursday, May 29, in HUB 268, at the center of the UCR campus. It is free and open to the public.

Gardner is a research specialist in epidemiology and program evaluation, and his talk is intended to increase awareness of LGBT health and wellness disparities, including putting local health data in context of the situation in the state and the nation. 

“He will talk about the need to improve data collection, and how good data will help us improve the health of the LGBT community,” said Nancy Tubbs, director of UCR’s LGBT Resource Center.

Dr. Charles Gonzales, MD, of the UCR School of Medicine will respond to the report on ways medical students can be trained to provide better medical care for underserved populations such as LGBT people and LGBT people of color.

This event is co-sponsored by the UCR School of Medicine and the LGBT Resource Center. More information is available from Kathy Buckner, (951) 827-7343 or Nancy Tubbs, (951) 827-2267.

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