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Tonia Poteat: Black Trans Lives Matter: Understanding and Addressing Embodied Inequalities

September 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On September 11, 2020, Tonia Poteat, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center, will present “Black Trans Lives Matter:  Understanding and Addressing Embodied Inequalities” as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2020-21 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. This year, the CPC Interdisciplinary Research Seminars will be open to both CPC members and Social Epidemiology program members.


After a brief overview of Dr. Poteat’s research on LGBTQ health inequities, the majority of this presentation will focus on her current studies that use qualitative, quantitative, and clinical methods to elucidate mechanisms responsible for stigma-induced health inequities and identify effective interventions to reduce them.


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.

This event will be held on Zoom and is closed to the public. We will post a recording after the talk. You can see previous events here.


September 11, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Carolina Population Center