Episode 11: Cancer and the LGBT Community - A conversation with Scout Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network
In this episode Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham discussing cancer risks, screening and health disparities in the LGBT community with Scout (MA, PhD) who is the Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network and the principal investigator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded LGBTQ tobacco-related cancer disparity network.
Dr Bahijja comments on Cancer screening in the United Kingdom
N.B. If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had sexual (vaginal) intercourse — you may have a low risk of cervical cancer, but you can still consider testing. Please consult further with a healthcare professional.
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Biography - Scout, MA PhD
Scout is the Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network and the principal investigator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -funded LGBTQ tobacco-related cancer disparity network.
In this capacity he spends much of his time providing technical assistance for governmental tobacco and cancer focusing agencies expanding their reach and engagement with LGBTQ populations.
Scout leads a team of specialists in the Rhode Island office who focus especially on building tools and sharing strategies across state departments of health. Scout is also an expert cultural competency trainer and sought after public speaker.
Scout has a long history in health policy analysis and a particular interest in expanding LGBTQ surveillance and research. His work has won him recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives, two state governments, and many city governments.
Scout is an openly transgender father of three, a vegetarian, an avid hiker, and is currently training for a half marathon. His opinions are his own and do not reflect those of any funders.
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