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Housing as a Key Determinant of Health for Older LGBT Populations

 Come along to this seminar with Jacqueline Gahagan who will give her insight into the issue of housing for the ageing LGBT population.

No Booking required- just turn up on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!


Jacqueline Gahagan

Jacqueline Gahagan, PhD  Short Bio

Jacqueline (Jacquie) Gahagan, PhD (Medical Sociology) is a Full Professor of Health Promotion in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. Jacquie holds Research Associate positions with the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, the Health Law Institute, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, serves as an Affiliate Scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, is a Founding Fellow of the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance, and is an Institute Advisory Board member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health . Jacquie’s program of health promotion research focuses on policy and programming interventions using sex and gender-based analyses (SGBA+) to address health inequities faced among marginalized populations at high risk for poor health outcomes such as those living with or affected by HIV, HCV or other STBBIs, older LGBTQ+ populations and those involved in sex work.  Prior to joining Dalhousie University, Jacquie worked in public health at the municipal, provincial and national levels in relation to harm reduction, HIV/HCV prevention, and tobacco use cessation. 

Notable Awards: Jacquie has been involved in issues of health equity, advocacy and activism for over three decades with a variety of rights-based and social justice-oriented community-based organizations and  received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her efforts. In 2017 Jacquie  received the Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions, Senior Research Excellence Award,  in 2016 the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) HIV/AIDS Research Initiative community-Based Research Program Distinguished Service Award, Presented by CIHR, and in 2015 the Ron Draper Health Promotion Award, Presented by the Canadian Public Health Association.

Something that you are proud of in your career/life:  Being a founding member of the Atlantic Interdisciplinary Research Network on Social and Behavioural Aspects of  Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS (AIRN) which has grown into a network of over 260 individuals and organizations working in the areas of Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV/AIDS across the Atlantic region. AIRN’s regional membership includes members from community-based and AIDS service organizations, people living with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C, front-line service providers, academic researchers, and federal and provincial policy makers.