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Gilbert Gonzales | "The Effect of Structural Discrimination and Public Policy on LGBTQ+ Health" with Gilbert Gonzales on THURSDAY, Dec. 1 @ 9 AM EST in 146 B/C Fred Brown Hall.

CEHHS DEI and Department of Public Health Welcome Gilbert Gonzales for Lecture on LGBTQ+ Health

The College of Education, Health & Human Sciences’ Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Department of Public Health are co-sponsoring a lecture by Gilbert Gonzales on Thursday, December 1, at 9 AM EST in 146 B/C Fred Brown Hall.

Gonzales’ lecture entitled, “The Effects of Structural Discrimination and Public Policy on LGBTQ+ Health,” will discuss how a large body of evidence shows that sexual minorities (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other minority sexual orientations) are more likely to report psychological distress than heterosexuals. These disparities are likely due to discrimination and stigma, which most population-based surveys do not measure.

This event is free and open to the UT students, faculty, staff, and the general public. A light breakfast will be served to those who attend. Register to join at

Gilbert Gonzales is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Health & Society, the Department of Health Policy, and the Program for Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University. Gonzales’ research examines how public policies affect health outcomes, access to care, and health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. He also studies the role of health care reforms on vulnerable populations.

Gonzales teaches courses in health policy and research methods to undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. He also mentors undergraduate, graduate, and medical students interested in health equity research. In 2016, he was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Research on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for his research on LGBT health at Vanderbilt University.

Learn more about Gilbert Gonzales on the Vanderbilt website.

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