Please join us for our Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture featuring ISGMH Postdoctoral Fellows Ji-Young Lee, Christopher Owens, and Joshua Schrock.
The talk will be held from 12:00 – 1:30pm (CT) on Thursday, October 15 over Zoom. To register, please fill out the form below. A link will be sent ahead of the event.
About the speakers:
Ji-Young Lee, Ph.D., (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at ISGMH working with Keep It Up! (KIU!) and the SMART Project. She received her Ph.D. in Prevention Science and Community Health as well as her MSPH at the University of Miami. During her graduate training, Ji-Young’s research focused on bridging the boundaries that have traditionally divided behavioral and biomedical approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention among sexual minority men who use stimulants. Specifically, Ji-Young examined the efficacy of a behavioral intervention for optimizing TasP, the associations of positive and negative affective states with biological processes relevant to HIV pathogenesis, and factors relevant to enhancing participation in HIV cure research. Additionally, Ji-Young is interested in the role that dual minority stress (ethnic and sexual) plays on young Latinx sexual minority men’s substance use, HIV risk, and romantic relationships.
Christopher Owens, Ph.D., M.P.H., (he/him) is a Postdoctoral Scholar at ISGMH. He received his Ph.D. in Health Behavior and his M.P.H. in Behavioral, Social and Community Health from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Chris’s research focuses on rural HIV prevention and care and rural SGM heath. He has conducted studies exploring the rural PrEP care continuum, the rural HIV care continuum, and sexual history taking among rural providers. Additionally, Chris is interested in the role eHealth and technology plays in preventing HIV and SGM disparities in rural settings.
Joshua M. Schrock, Ph.D, M.P.H., (he/him) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ISGMH. Josh received a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from the University of Oregon and an M.P.H. in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. His research focuses on the connections between social context, physiology, and health. His work at ISGMH investigates risk factors and health outcomes associated with systemic inflammation among young men who have sex with men, trans women, and non-binary individuals participating in the RADAR project.