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LGBTQ+ Health Research in China and Singapore
March 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dr. Rayner Tan will provide a brief overview of the sociolegal context around LGBTQ+ issues in China and Singapore, and will share comparative perspectives on the impact of such issues on health-related research among LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. Dr. Tan will share examples of health research projects conducted in both settings among gay men and other men who have sex with men, as well as draw on his experiences of engaging in LGBTQ+ community groups to illustrate these points.
Dr. Rayner Kay Jin Tan (he/him/his) is a Fulbright visiting research scholar with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow with the University of North Carolina Project-China in Guangzhou, China, and as a visiting research fellow at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, and the National Centre for Infectious Diseases Singapore. He also serves as the director of The Greenhouse Community Services Limited, a substance use and trauma recovery centre for vulnerable populations and LGBTQ+ individuals in Singapore, and as the president of Project X, a community-based organization serving the health and social needs of sex workers in Singapore. He is a social scientist by training and his research focuses on HIV, substance use, and LGBTQ+ health.
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