Jason D. Flatt

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health
Expertise: LGBTQ health, Gerontology, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, Health disparities, Social and behavioral health, Neurodegenerative diseases

Biography

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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.P.H., Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina
  • B.S., Health Science, University of Florida

Jason D. Flatt In The News

HealthDay
Every morning, Luther Moxley helps his partner of 35 years, Wayne Curtis, out of bed and into his wheelchair. Curtis, who has Parkinson's disease and is partially blind, washes himself seated in the shower, but he needs Moxley to dry him and help him back into his chair.
U.S. News and World Report
Every morning, Luther Moxley helps his partner of 35 years, Wayne Curtis, out of bed and into his wheelchair. Curtis, who has Parkinson's disease and is partially blind, washes himself seated in the shower, but he needs Moxley to dry him and help him back into his chair.
Fronteraś Desk
Last week, researchers launched a registry geared toward ensuring LGBTQ people are represented in Alzheimer’s studies.
Bangor Daily News
“Gen Silent” is an award-winning documentary that follows six LGBT older adults in Boston, Massachusetts over a year as they navigate the paid and unpaid care system.

Articles Featuring Jason D. Flatt

Man on balcony with Las Vegas in the background.
People | March 2, 2020

One of the best things about public health is its interdisciplinary nature, according to practitioner Jason Flatt, who says it allows him to tap into fields as diverse as sociology, medicine, nursing, and psychology.