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A Leader's Role in Addressing LGBT Health in Academic Medicine

Video Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Engaged leadership is a cornerstone of addressing diversity and inclusion because of their ability to view organizations from a macroscopic perspective and initiate and implement change. Leaders have the ability to hard-wire LGBT diversity and inclusion into education, patient care, faculty affairs, policies, and performance metrics.

Learning Objectives:
This session aims to empower leaders to ensure LGBT diversity and inclusion by:

  • Providing a clinically-relevant overview of LGBT health disparities and their cost to healthcare.
  • Increasing awareness of the current gaps in LGBT academic medicine.
  • Highlighting the role of leadership in successful LGBT initiatives.
  • Outlining easy wins for leadership to integrate and evaluate LGBT initiatives at their own institutions.

Kristen L. Eckstrand, PhD
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health
Chair, AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

John Davis, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Medical Education, The Ohio State University
AAMC Group on Diversity & Inclusion (GDI) LGBT Issues Representative

Presentation Materials: Slide Deck 

Suggested Citation:
Association of American Medical Colleges. "A Leader's Role in Addressing LGBT Health in Academic Medicine." (May, 2015). AAMC Videos and Resources. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. Available online at:

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