Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH
Jason D. Flatt, PhD, MPH (Pronouns: He/Him/They/Them) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Health. Jason’s $1.4 million-funded research portfolio works to better understand health concerns and needs of diverse sexual and gender minorities or LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual as well as additional identities) people living with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and their care providers. Jason is currently Co-Principal Investigator of The National Institute on Aging-funded study to recruit and engage LGBTQIA+ people with memory loss and their care partners into The RISE (Research Inclusion Supports Equity) Registry. Jason also leads the first-ever Parkinson’s disease research (Parkinson’s Research with Inclusion, Diversity and Equity [PRIDE]) with LGBTQIA+ people living with Parkinson’s disease, their care partners and their healthcare providers. Another recently funded study by the Alzheimer’s Association will explore memory and thinking and related health concerns among LGBTQIA+ older adults. Jason also leads Building H.O.U.S.E (Healthy Outcomes Using a Supportive Environment) – a community based participatory research approach to addressing affordable and welcoming housing and health outcomes for the LGBTQIA+ communities in Las Vegas, NV and San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. Jason serves on study sections for The National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association. He is currently a member of the International Research Grants Program Council of the Alzheimer's Association and the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Workgroup on Equity for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Alzheimer’s Association.
Locally, Jason works with the LGBTQ+ Center of Southern Nevada and co-chairs the LGBTQ+ workgroup for the Nevada Minority Health Equity Coalition. Jason’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, American Federation for Aging Research, Alzheimer’s Association and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease. Jason’s work has been featured in the NPR, U.S. News and World Report, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Advocate, and Newsweek. Learn more about Jason’s research at www.RainbowsofAging.org. Jason and their husband live in Las Vegas, NV with their three pups, Tuna, Bowie and Elton.