Reimagining Global Health: Conversation with Lance Lyle Louskieter


9:00 to 10:00 am PT (UTC-8)

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The field of global health evolved with a colonial – racist and anti-poor – worldview at its core. In recent years, calls to eliminate the residual power dynamics from the field have grown louder. The UCSF Decolonizing Global Health Working Group has organized this series of seminars featuring thought leaders in this area to foster conversation on how we can reimagine research, education and practice to improve global health through equity and reciprocity.

Lance Lyle Louskieter

This month's conversation is with Lance Lyle Louskieter. Lance is a health systems and policy researcher, and a queer and decolonial scholar and activist. They are currently a PhDcandidate in the Health Policy and Systems Research Division of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity in South Africa. Lance was named an Emerging Voice for Global Health in 2020. Their advocacy includes partnering with the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and serving as a board member of the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC). Through this advocacy, they champion rights and access to, as well as implementation of, sexual and reproductive health and justice for sex workers, queer people, and other marginalized peoples. Lance also participates in and contributes to other local, national, and global advocacy and research spaces – including the United Nations, the governmental Department of Social Development (South Africa), and the Health Policy and Systems Research Division at the University of Cape Town – to facilitate transformative and decolonial approaches for achieving health equity and social justice. Lance's research areas include health systems responsiveness, decolonizing public/global health, community health systems, queer and LGBTIQ+ health and rights, decriminalising of sex work, health equity, sexual and reproductive health and justice, intersectionality, and primary health care.

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