PADENA Second Session
January 18 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ACAS and OPA+ would like you to join PADENA Second Session from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Epidemiological trends of Poz Asians in Canada and the US: Gaps and Opportunity
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Cecilia Chung, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation at Transgender Law Center, is an internationally recognized leader who advocates for HIV/AIDS awareness and access to care, LGBT equality and equity, and human rights. Cecilia has been a vocal advocate for transgender women and people living with HIV. Currently, Cecilia is a member of the PCB NGO delegation at UNAIDS. Cecilia has served many roles in the HIV movement including, the Board of the Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center, being a founding producer of Trans March, she organized one of the world’s largest annual transgender events which has since been replicated in cities across the U.S. and s member of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. In 2015, Cecilia launched Positively Trans, a national, constituents-led project that focus on policy advocacy and leadership development of transgender people living with HIV, especially transgender women of color.
Dr. Chum is the Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in Population Health Data Science at York University, and an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Drawing on the disciplines of social epidemiology, geospatial analytics, and machine learning, Antony’s research investigates the social and environmental determinants of health and evaluate policies to build healthier cities and communities, especially for marginalized groups such as the homeless, low-income, racialized, and LGBTQ2S+ people. His research approach combines population health data sciences, methods in causal inference, and the application of rigorous social theories (e.g. intersectionality, social ecological theory, minority stress theory, etc.) to evaluate interventions/policies aimed at eliminating health disparities.