This website was created by the Research Group on Disparities in Health:
MICHELE MONTECALVO, MS, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Research Group on Disparities in Health, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 114, 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027; firstname.lastname@example.org
BARBARA WALLACE, PH.D., Director, Research Group on Disparities in Health, Professor of Health Education, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 114, 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027; Wallace3@tc.edu; Contact Number: 267-269-7411
ABOUT: This website was created as a resource for healthcare providers. It includes the Virtual Grand Rounds Series at Teachers College, Columbia University–providing training in cultural competence via avatar videos featuring Dr. Barbara Wallace and Michele Montecalvo: the creators of this website, also. The primary focus of the website at this time of launching is training in cultural competence for work with patients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or men who have sex with men–i.e the LGBT and MSM. The vision is to expand the focus as the website evolves.
Beyond the Virtual Grand Rounds videos, this website also includes other resources so you can learn more about the life, experiences, and needs of members of the LGBT and MSM communities. There are also References listed for the information provided in the Virtual Grand Rounds, such as the publications of Dr. Barbara Wallace on the topics covered.
This website was created as part of a study opportunity that is open to the first 200 healthcare providers who take a survey. Learn more about that study opportunity by clicking on the link, below.
Thank you for exploring this website. We hope the information provided assists you in traveling along the journey toward cultural competence–first, with the LGBT and MSM patient populations; and, as we evolve, with a range of diverse patients.