Join Dr. Dèsa Daniel and Dr. James García as they discuss health disparities in LGBTQ+ communities of color, and how mental health providers can advocate for better care and services. They also talk about their work with students, mentorship, and the importance of HIV PrEP medication. Tune in to learn more about the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals seeking affirming care, and what can be done to address these issues.
Dr. James J. García is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Cal State Fullerton. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of North Texas. Dr. García completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health/Rehabilitation Neuropsychology at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, and is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow of the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) at CSU Long Beach. Clinically, he has worked with medical populations for over a decade, delivering health psychology interventions and neuropsychological evaluations to communities of color, Spanish speakers, and LGBTQ+ patients across the continuum of medical care. In addition to teaching and clinical work, Dr. García has been involved in national and local community-based organizations, including Vice President of Outreach and Community Engagement for the Pomona Pride Center. Currently, he is the Chair of the Interprofessional Health Committee and is a member of the Stroke Leadership Council of the American Heart/Stroke Association.
His research focuses on racial/ethnic and LGBTQ+ People of Color health disparities. He has published work in cardiovascular diseases, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Latinx health, and has an edited book published book on racial/ethnic LGBTQ+ health disparities. He sits on the Editorial Boards of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health, and Health Psychology, where he reviews science on racial/ethnic LGBTQ+ health disparities.
Daniel, D. (Producer). (2023, May 5). LGBTQ+ Communities of Color and Health Disparities [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/lgbtq-communities-of-color-and-health-disparities
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