With expertise related to social justice, mental health, and health disparities (e.g., HIV, depression), religion and spirituality, ethnic and racial minority issues, and LGBT issues, Dr. Lassiter is an experienced public speaker.
He has presented his research at several organizations including the American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, the Diversity Challenge at Boston College, and Richard L. Roudebush VA. He has also served as a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at Judson Memorial Church, Harlem Hospital, Muhlenberg College, Connecticut College, and Winston-Salem State University. He has also given book talks at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and City University of New York. He especially enjoys participating in town halls with community members discussing issues of social justice and health.
His talks and the question and answer periods that follow them are engaging, welcoming mass demonstrations of thinking critically out loud.
list of topics dr. lassiter is available to speak about:
Black LGBT Health: Risk and Resilience
Religion, Spirituality, and Sexuality in the Lives of Black Gay and Same Gender Loving People
Afrocentric Spirituality and Its Healing Potential for Black American's Mental & Physical Health
Philosophical Blackness and Racial Trauma Healing
Navigating Mental Health Stigma in Communities of Color
Whiteness in the Psychological Sciences and Practice
Psychology & HIV Prevention
Wellness in the Workplace