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College of Public Health Seminar: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion in Public Health Training and Research

12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

The Division of Health Promotion Sciences in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health presents "Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion in Public Health Training and Research"

Transgender and gender non-conforming people exist throughout our society, yet gender minorities are infrequently included in public health research or education. This results in challenges for public health practitioners in the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs. For transgender and gender non-conforming students and peers, lack of representation in curricula and teaching binary gender perpetuates invisibility of transgender people in the field of public health. This seminar will focus on the development and implementation of a transgender inclusive curriculum for the Fall 2021 Epidemiology 573A course. Topics discussed will include current transgender research in the American Journal of Public Health, utilization of that information to develop and modify curricula for implementation, and overview of a newly developed curriculum guide for instructors. 

Join in person: Drachman Hall B111 or via Zoom, Meeting ID: 849 6714 8083.

Password: 376978.

Miss Jai Smith
Miss Jai Smith
Master of Public Health Student and Community Organizer, Transgender Health and HIV/AIDS Care
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona

Miss Jai Smith (she/her/hers/he/him/his) is a gender non-conforming, queer, poly, kinkster and community organizer for transgender health and HIV/AIDS care in Tucson, AZ. She is completing her master of public health degree with an emphasis on health and wellness for transgender and gender non-conforming communities. His internship focused on expanding understanding in the gaps of public health research of transgender communities and application of those lessons to modify educational curricula for future public health professionals.

He has worked in the fields of HIV prevention and care for the last 15 years. As a co-chair for the Statewide Advisory Group (SWAG) for Arizona Department of Health Services, she has advocated for transgender people to be a priority population in goal setting, health surveillance, and training of health education and health promotion organizations.  

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
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12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 12:00pm


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences


Tucson area
Health Sciences – Tucson
Drachman Hall
Room B111
1295 N. Martin Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724


Danielle Embry
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health