Northwestern University

Tue 12:00 PM

Current Issues in LGBTQ Health – Dr. Dustin Duncan presents “Spatial Epidemiology of Health Disparities in LGBT Populations: What Do We Know and What’s Next?”

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 625 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Beth Ann Hamilton   312.503.0049

Group: Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)

Institute For Policy Research

Category: Academic

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Join us for our “Current Issues in LGBTQ Health” lecture series featuring Dr. Dustin Duncan! ISGMH is cosponsoring this event with the CONNECT Program and with Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health. This lecture will be on Tuesday, March 13th 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Stonewall Conference Room of 625 N. Michigan Suite 1400. Lunch will be served. 

This talk will focus on existing research that assess neighborhood-level determinants of health outcomes and behaviors among LGBT populations, including gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM). This talk will also discuss the limitations of current approaches to studying the influence of neighborhoods and health, focus on methods and approaches used to define neighborhoods and measure their characteristics, and explore emerging methods aimed at addressing these limitations, including the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology in neighborhoods and health research.


Dustin T. Duncan, ScD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine, where he directs the NYU Spatial Epidemiology Lab. As a social and spatial epidemiologist, he studies how specific neighborhood characteristics influence population health, with a particular focus on HIV epidemiology and prevention and emerging work on sleep epidemiology and promotion. Dr. Duncan work has an emphasis on minority health and health disparities, especially among sexual minority populations and in particular gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and emerging work among gender minority populations. His work includes applying emerging geospatial technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and smart phones to, in part, examine spatial mobility and social networks in neighborhoods. Dr. Duncan completed his doctorate and the Alonzo Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship, both in social epidemiology, at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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