Seminar to Address Effects of Social Policies on the Health of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People

Columbia University professor will discuss how structural stigma affects LGBT populations on Jan. 11

By Robert Parsons

Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The health of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people can be greatly affected by structural stigma, or stigma that goes beyond the level of the individual, such as social policies, according to Columbia University Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences Mark Hatzenbuehler.

Hatzenbeuhler will discuss this topic at a UC Riverside One Health Center seminar on Monday, Jan. 11, from 12:30-2 p.m. at HUB 269, located on the UCR campus. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so reservations are requested. Parking permits may be obtained at the kiosk on West Campus Drive at the University Avenue entrance to the campus.

Hatzenbuehler is an associate professor of sociomedical sciences and the co-director of the Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health at Columbia University. He has published 86 peer-reviewed articles, along with book chapters, and has been published in noteworthy journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Psychological Bulletin, and Pediatrics. He has been interviewed on both NPR and MSNBC, and his work has been cited in numerous court cases on status-based discrimination.

The One Health Center is an affiliated research center of the UCR School of Public Policy, and is part of the University of California Global Health Institute, a groundbreaking, multi-campus program for global health education, research and partnerships. In partnership with UC Davis, UCR’s One Health Center is focused on reducing the rate of disease and death resulting from malnutrition, unsafe water, and animal- and vector-borne diseases.

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