Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, Ph.D. is a 21st century polymath utilizing psychology, writing, and dance to help others heal and thrive. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Muhlenberg College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and a choreographer. He is co-editor of Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation (Lexington Books, 2017), which won the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Achievement Award. His scholarly articles, mainly focused on health disparities among racial and sexual minorities, have been published in several prestigious peer-reviewed journals including Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. As a Clinical Psychologist, he specializes in Black psychology, health psychology, spirituality, and social justice and has provided psychotherapy and neuropsychological/personality assessment to clients in medical centers across the country including Alameda County Medical Center, Harlem Hospital, and the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. As a sought-after speaker, Dr. Lassiter has given keynotes, invited lectures and workshops, and panel contributions throughout the United States at venues such as Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Johns Hopkins University, and Winston-Salem University. He has been interviewed by national media outlets such as Blavity, The Chicago Defender, and HealthyBlackMen.com. His choreographic work has been presented most notably in New York City at such venues as the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, and Triskelion Arts.
TOPICS: Health, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health