Chan Discusses Health Needs of Sexual & Gender Minority Populations at Imbasciani-DiSalvo Lecture

October 27, 2022 by Jennifer Nachbur

Larner College of Medicine medical alum Philip A. Chan, M.D.'06, M.S., associate professor of medicine and behavioral and social sciences at Brown University's Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health, presented the 2022 Imbasciani-DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture on October 28.

Philip A. Chan, M.D.'06, M.S.

Larner College of Medicine medical alum Philip A. Chan, M.D.'06, M.S., associate professor of medicine and behavioral and social sciences at Brown University's Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health, presented the 2022 Imbasciani-DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture on Friday, October 28. View the video recording of Chan's talk on "Addressing the Health Needs of Sexual and Gender Minority Populations."

Established in 2014, the Vito Imbasciani, Ph.D., M.D.’85 and George DiSalvo LGBTQ Health Equity Lecture aims to provide insight from experts in LGBTQ health to medical students and the broader College of Medicine community. The lecture is organized by the Larner Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and is part of the required curriculum for first- and second-year medical students, who attended the presentation in person.

Chan is the medical director of the only publicly-funded sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic in Rhode Island, as well as Rhode Island’s only dedicated Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program. He is principal investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health grants to study HIV prevention including intervention to promote PrEP uptake and HIV testing. His projects include a three-site PrEP clinical implementation science program in Jackson, Miss., St. Louis, Mo., and Providence, R.I., and an evaluation of ways to promote home-based HIV testing among at-risk populations. Chan’s work in HIV prevention and PrEP has also resulted in several other grants focused on PrEP implementation, PrEP uptake and retention-in-care among African American men in Mississippi, PrEP uptake and retention-in-care among male sex workers, and PrEP uptake in an STD clinic setting. To date, he has over 90 peer-reviewed publications. He also serves as site principal investigator of the local AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) in Rhode Island and is consultant medical director for the Rhode Island Department of Health Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB.

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