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Pride Health Pop-up Research Institute


Creating Inclusivity and Improving Outcomes for Sexual- and Gender-Diverse People


This Pop-Up Institute will apply a health equity lens to ask novel research questions, develop community-led interventions, and lay the groundwork for the creation of a comprehensive care center at UT Austin for sexual and gender-diverse (SGD) people in central Texas.

Our health and wellness are particularly affected by the intersecting social, political, and economic environments in which we live. Texans who identify as sexual or gender diverse report higher rates of discrimination and less access to quality, culturally competent healthcare, and have higher rates of serious medical and mental health problems such as cardiovascular disease and severe depression. Health disparities in this community are exaggerated amongst racial minorities. This Pop-Up will convene a multidisciplinary collaborative of researchers, healthcare providers, and community partners to investigate how sexual health, mental health, minority stress, and substance use contribute to health disparities in the SGD community.

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Institute Leader

Aliza Norwood, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Health
Dell Medical School

Librarian Support

Gina Bastone (she/her)
Humanities Librarian for English Literature, Women's & Gender Studies, and LGBTQ Studies

Lynn Bostwick (she/her)
Librarian for Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy and Public Health

Meryl Brodsky (she/her)
Social Science Librarian for Communication & Information Studies

Grant Hardaway (he/him)
Liaison Librarian for Social Work, Kinesiology & Health Education, and Educational Psychology 

Imelda Vetter (she/her)
Health Sciences Librarian for Medical Education

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