Austin Nation, PhD, RN, PHN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing of California State University, Fullerton
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), there is limited data on the health needs and health care utilization patterns of the LGBT individuals. Dr. Nation’s research focuses on HIV/AIDS, substance use, young black men who have sex with men (MSM), minority transgender youth, LGBT health care and mental health care access. His study, Health Care and Mental Health Care Experiences Among LGBT Populations in Orange County, will examine the current experiences and needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population when they are accessing health care and mental health services. Additional information obtained will include health care and mental health patterns, locations, adequacy of LGBT-friendly providers. This study will be the first of its kind in Orange County.