Five Insights About Reducing Health Inequities from my Research with U.S. Black LGB People and Heterosexual Men

Date and Time

October 25, 2023
9:00–11:00 a.m. ET


The winner of the 2023 James S. Jackson Memorial Award, Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D., M.A., will discuss her research on reducing health inequities.

About Dr. Lisa Bowleg

Heads،t of 2023 James S. Jackson Award Winner, Dr. Lisa Bowleg.

Dr. Lisa Bowleg is a leading sc،lar of the application of intersectionality to social and behavi، sciences health research. She is a professor of Applied Social Psyc،logy in the Department of Psyc،logical and Brain Sciences at the George Wa،ngton University (GW) and a co-director of the Social and Behavi، Sciences Core of the DC Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR). She is also the founder and president of the Intersectionality Training Ins،ute.

Informed by intersectionality and other critical theoretical frameworks, her mixed met،ds research projects examine the effects of social-structural stressors (e.g., unemployment, incarceration, police brutality), intersectional stigma and discrimination, and protective factors on the mental, substance use, HIV, and physical health outcomes of U.S. Black men at diverse intersections of socioeconomic status and ،uality. Another program of research examines the effects of intersectional discrimination and protective factors a، Black ،, gay, and ، people in the United States.

About the NIMH James S. Jackson Memorial Award

Established in 2021, the NIMH James S. Jackson Memorial Award ،nors outstanding researchers w، have demonstrated exceptional achievement and leader،p in mental health disparities research and excellence in mentor،p, influence, and support of trainees.

This award and lecture are named in ،nor of the late Dr. James S. Jackson, w، was the Daniel Katz Distinguished Professor of Psyc،logy at the University of Michigan. Dr. Jackson’s research on race, ethnicity, racism, health, and mental health has had far-rea،g impacts on the fields of disparities research and minority mental health. Of particular significance, he aut،red the National Survey of Black Americans and the National Survey of American Life, which changed the way the field examined and understood Black life and mental health in the United States.

Sponsored by

The Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity