Jason D. Flatt
Jason D. Flatt is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health at UNLV's School of Public Health. His most recent research works to better understand the concerns and needs of LGBTQIA+ seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as the needs of their chosen families. He also teaches courses on community based participatory research and social and behavioral health theory.
For the last decade, Flatt has leveraged his platform as a public health researcher to work as an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. To further the reach of his advocacy efforts in Las Vegas, he partners with the LGBT Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Trans Pride, Nevada Alliance for Student Diversity, and the Nevada Minority Health Equity Coalition. He is also working with several Southern Nevada community leaders to create Building H.O.U.S.E. Las Vegas, a group dedicated to organizing and creating affordable and welcoming housing for LGBTQIA+ people aged 50 and older.
Flatt’s work has been featured on NPR, U.S. News & World Report, The Advocate, and Newsweek, as well as in Alzheimer's Association outreach.