UW/Fred Hutch CFAR & Public Health-Seattle & King County Brownbag Series

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UW/Fred Hutch CFAR Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research Core (SPRC) & Public Health-Seattle & King County Brownbag Series Presents:

"HIV/AIDS stigma in Latin@ gay/bisexual men and transgender women: Psycho-behavioral mechanisms and consequences."

Yamile Molina, PhD

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Place: Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Room 121

Yamile Molina is a senior trainee fellow in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington (UW). She received graduate psychology degrees at Tulane University (MS, 2006) and UW (PhD, 2009) and has served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  She is also affiliated with the University of Illinois-Chicago; through this collaboration, she and her colleagues have data from a sample of Chicago- and San Francisco-based Latin@ gay, bisexual, and transgender populations (GBT).

Her research addresses stigma, stress, and coping that multiply marginalized populations, including Latin@ GBT, experience.  This presentation will provide an overview of the multi-dimensional HIV/AIDS stigma HIV-positive Latin@ GBT face as well as predictors of negative attitudes toward people living with HIV/AIDS within these communities.