ISGMH is co-sponsoring this event with the CONNECT Program and with Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health. Lunch will be served. This talk will be available to livestream via BlueJeans

A photo of Dustin DuncanThis talk will focus on existing research assessing neighborhood-level determinants of health outcomes and behaviors among LGBT populations, including gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM). This talk will also discuss the limitations of current approaches to studying the influence of neighborhoods on health, focusing on methods and approaches used to define neighborhoods and measure their characteristics. It will explore emerging methods aimed at addressing these limitations, including the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology in neighborhoods and health research.

Dustin T. Duncan, ScD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine, where he directs the NYU Spatial Epidemiology Lab. As a social and spatial epidemiologist, he studies how specific neighborhood characteristics influence population health, with a particular focus on HIV epidemiology and prevention and emerging work on sleep epidemiology and promotion. Dr. Duncan’s work focuses on health disparities among minority populations, with an emphasis on sexual minorities. This includes gay, bisexuals, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). His work includes applying emerging geospatial technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and smart phones to, in part, examine spatial mobility and social networks in neighborhoods. Dr. Duncan completed his doctorate and the Alonzo Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship, both in social epidemiology, at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. RSVP here.