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Kirsty Clark selected as 2024 Advocate of the Year from the Office of LGBTQI Life

Posted by on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in Uncategorized.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society Kirsty Clark has been selected as Advocate of the Year for 2024 from the Office of LGBTQI Life.

“The Advocate of the Year Award is given to someone who lives their commitment to justice and is a posture for service. This person centers intentionality, uses their position in the institution as a catalyst for change to challenge systems, and creates brave spaces within the Vanderbilt communities. Those who embody the Advocate of the Year Award welcome challenge and tension as necessary components to evoking change. They organize, outreach, and cultivate sustainable relationships in order to arch towards a more just campus environment/community. This award is open to all members of the Vanderbilt community including faculty, staff, undergraduate students, graduate students, professional students and post docs.”

Dr. Clark serves as an Associate Director of the Vanderbilt LGBTQ+ Policy Lab, and her program of research focuses on examining mental health disparities, especially suicide, impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) populations and developing evidence-based interventions to disrupt the course of such disparities.