Gail Elizabeth Wyatt: “Getting in Your Pants” – Confronting the Lasting Effects of Racism, Sexism and the Historical Void in HIV Research and Treatment

This presentation will demonstrate how old myths and assumptions about behavior can derail prevention efforts to reduce the rates of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections and unplanned pregnancies, especially in people of color. Based on over four decades of NIH funded research, Wyatt will discuss strategies that should be adapted to create prevention programs that are culturally congruent, women-centered, and realistic, as well as reasons why changes in policies meet with such resistance.

Gail Elizabeth Wyatt is a Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.


This Social Sciences Forum lecture is the Distinguished Lecture in Psychology. Admission is free and a reception will follow the lecture.


Sponsored by the Department of Psychology.


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Start Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Start Time: 4:00 pm

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Department Represented: Social Sciences Forum – Distinguished Lecture in Psychology

Venue Name: Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

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