Dr. LaRon Nelson: From HIV to COVID-19 Stigma, In Search of our Common Humanity (and Giraffes!)


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May 19 2020 42 mins  

Prof. LaRon E. Nelson is the Independence Foundation Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean of Global Health & Equity at Yale University. He serves on the Yale Institute of Global Health’s Leadership Advisory Committee. Dr. Nelson is also a scientist with MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is the inaugural holder of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Chair in Implementation Science with Black Communities in Canada. Find out more about Dr. LaRon Nelson's work at Yale and St. Michael's Hospital.

In this podcast we travel back to the 1980's to learn about how early experiences of HIV stigma and LGBTQ stigma shaped the path that Dr. LaRon Nelson currently traverses regarding working to reduce multiple forms of stigma, including racism, LGBTQ stigma and HIV related stigma in diverse global contexts. We also discuss the importance of stigma solutions at structural levels, searching for our common humanity, and our shared love of giraffes (and what they can teach us).

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Original music and podcast produced by Cozmic Cat. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovationand Canada Research Chairs program.