InCHIP Lecture and Roundtable Discussion: Lisa Eaton 1/25/18

Please join us for two special events on Thursday January 25, 2018!

Lisa Eaton, PhD
University of Connecticut
Thursday January 25, 2018

Lecture: 12:30 – 1:30pm
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“Unpacking and Addressing Stigma: Interventions for HIV/STI Prevention among Black Gay/Bisexual Men”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that “if current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 Black gay men will be diagnosed with HIV their lifetime”. In our work, we have consistently found that 35%-40% of Black gay/bisexual men are living with HIV. These findings demonstrate that the US HIV epidemic demands urgent attention. Stigma remains a strong barrier to accessing effective HIV treatment and prevention options, and therefore, contributes to the further spread of HIV. Understanding how stigma works and developing interventions that impact stigma must be prioritized. In my presentation, I will discuss how stigma unfolds and interferes with medical systems, and I will provide information on the development and testing of programs aimed at reducing stigma and improving health outcomes for Black gay men.
Roundtable discussion: 2:00 – 3:00pm
“Ideas for stigma intervention development”
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Although it is acknowledged that stigma serves as a barrier to beneficial health outcomes, there are few developed and available interventions to address stigma. At this roundtable discussion, we will review different intervention points for stigma (e.g., individual, group, community, structural) and different intervention models for delivering stigma focused content.

Lecture Co-Sponsored By:

  • UConn Allied Health Sciences
  • UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
  • UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn Department of Communication
  • UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • UConn School of Business
  • UConn School of Medicine

For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

Livestream Access
View the live stream of the lecture via the InCHIP website, or view it later in our archives.


About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.