Ask the Expert August's Open Dialogue is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will focus on openly dialoguing about the role you play in impacting access and retention of in substance abuse treatment while shedding light on the racial and LGBTQ+ disparities for GA, AL, FL, MS, SC, NC, KY, and TN.
Session Host: Lawrence Bryant, Ph.D., MPH, RRT, BSW, AAS
Health Equity and Implicit Racial Bias Experiences by the LGBTQ+ Community Seeking Treatment & Recovery
A Little About Dr. Bryant:
As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health Opioid Strategic Planning Multicultural Workgroup, Dr. Bryant brings a plethora of experiences dealing with substance use disorders through clinical practice, policy, and research.
He has been successful in developing and implementing a statewide strategic plan for the state of Georgia in response to the opioid and prescription drug overdose epidemic. As a part-time Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University, Health Promotion Department, Dr. Bryant has received funding from The Georgia Department of Public Health to do a needs assessment in support of the Statewide Strategic Plan for Opioid Abuse. Dr. Bryant just receives certification in contact tracing and plans to utilize this knowledge to train others in this technique
Dr. Bryant continues to publish in the field of public health and holds dual positions in both public health and psychology at Capella University. Dr. Bryant is also a registered respiratory therapist, fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in the field of pediatrics