Dr. Yohann White: HIV stigma, LGBT stigma and shadeism in Jamaica


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Oct 24 2020 45 mins   2

Dr. Yohann White is a Family Physician and Workplace Wellness Consultant. Born in St. Ann and raised on Jamaica’s North Coast town of Ocho Rios, Yohann’s career has spanned academia, industry and public service. Yohann is Medical Director and Chief Innovation Officer at Para Caribe Consulting. He received his medical training at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in disorders of the immune system from Kagoshima University, Japan. He studied vaccines research at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, and holds the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians of London. Dr. White worked on developing new vaccines at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Maryland, USA. Find more of his research here and you can follow him on Twitter.

We discuss Dr. White's experience working in the field of HIV, and the intersection of HIV stigma with LGBT stigma in Jamaica. He also talks about shadeism, and the importance of recognizing and challenging not only stigma when it happens, but also privilege.

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs program. Original music and podcast produced by Jupiter Productions, who have various production services available to support your podcast needs.