After five successful years in Chicago, the National LGBTQ Health Conference was proud to partner with Emory University and move to Atlanta, GA, in 2019.
The conference was co-organized by the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University, Center on Halsted, and Emory University.
The National LGBTQ Health Conference is an interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for presentation and discussion of health research and programs for LGBTQ adults and adolescents with the overall goal of addressing health inequities. Bringing together scientists, public health professionals, and healthcare providers from across the country to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ populations, this is the nation's largest research and practice-focused LGBTQ health conference.
The conference took place May 30-June 1, 2019 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
Conference highlights included keynote speeches; expert panels and breakout sessions showcasing emerging research and practice; a pre-conference NIH institute for students, postdocs, and new investigators; and continuing education units.
Chasten Buttigieg was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Global Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Chasten found his footing as a Teaching Artist at First Stage, one of the nation's premier children's theater and academies, where he brought drama to thousands of students throughout the greater Milwaukee region and inspired students with autism and learning differences to pursue the performing arts. Chasten holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies from DePaul University, where he wrote his thesis on the importance of creative curriculum and arts integration. He has worked in Chicago Public Schools, South Bend Public Schools, and previously served as the head of Junior High and drama teacher at Montessori Academy Edison Lakes. He lives in South Bend with his husband Peter, and their two dogs, Truman and Buddy.
Opening Speech: "Equality in America"
Tonia Poteat, PhD, PA-C, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Social Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as core faculty in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. After completing her PhD at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Poteat served for two years in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator as the Senior Advisor for Key Populations. Since returning to academia in 2014, Dr. Poteat’s research, teaching, and practice have focused on HIV and LGBT health disparities with particular attention to the health and well-being of transgender communities. Her current work attends to the health consequences of stigma based on multiple marginalized identities. Dr. Poteat is a certified HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and has devoted her clinical practice to providing medically appropriate and culturally competent care to members of the LGBTQ community as well as people living with HIV. In 2018, she was selected for the Simmons Scholars Program which provides support for underrepresented faculty in medicine.
Keynote Speech: "Intersectionality and Community-Engaged LGBTQ Health Research: Notes from the Field"
Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) of Northwestern University, Center on Halsted
Satcher Health Leadership Institute, the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health, Morehouse School of Medicine; H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc.; the Phillip Rush Center; Georgia Equality
Emory University Office of the Provost
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, PRISM Health, Northwestern University Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Emory University Center for AIDS Research, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University School of Medicine, Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Associate Program Director Physician Assistant Program, Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Director, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Northwestern University
Chief Program Officer, Center on Halsted
Co-Chair, National Scientific and Program Review Committee
Professor, Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Associate Director, Research Projects, Programs Research, Innovations in Sexual Minority Health (PRISM), Emory University
Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, MEd, BSN, RN, CSE
Professor, Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine/Medical Education, Director, CESH in Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
Stephen Molldrem, PhD Candidate
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Board Member, H.Y.P.E. to Empower, Inc.
Executive Director, The Health Initiative, The Rush Center
Executive Director, Georgia Equality