Ethnic and sexual minority males face the greatest health risks, including the shortest lives and least health care access. Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, discusses this issue during an interview broadcast by San Francisco’s community-supported KPFA 94.1 FM radio. Listen online at kpfa.org.
Halkitis is an author of a recently released American Psychological Association report that explores common, long-standing patterns of social marginalization and stigmatization experiences that have uniquely compromised the health, safety, and well-being of this population. Halkitis is the founding director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies, and his research focuses on HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, and mental health disease.