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CAPS Town Hall and Visiting Professor Program present: Leo Wilton, PhD, MPH — “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action”: Theorizing Black Sexualities Research in Addressing HIV-related Health Inequities for Black Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)

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June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Leo Wilton, PhD, MPH, is Professor in the Department of Human Development in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) at the State University of New York at Binghamton. His primary research interests include health disparities and inequities (HIV and AIDS); community based research and evaluation; and Black psychological development and mental health. His research on the AIDS epidemic focuses on the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, as situated in macro- and –micro-level inequalities in Black communities. The overall objective of his scholarly research program focuses on the impact of socio-structural/-cultural factors that influence sexual/drug-risk and protective behavior and mental health for Black men who have sex with men (MSM). A key emphasis is placed on understanding how these domains influence people’s development and well-being within African and African Diasporic communities for same-gender practicing men, with specific implications for addressing social justice and human rights. His research examines socio-structural/-cultural factors that provide the basis for the development of culturally-congruent HIV prevention interventions for Black MSM.

Please note the Monday meeting time (not our usual Tuesdays)!


June 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm