The fact remains, homophobia is alive and well in health care settings around the world, leaving thousands of LGBT individuals either unable to unwilling to be completely open and honest with health care providers, often to the detriment of their health and wellness.
The purpose and goal for ShoutOutHealth.com is to provide a safe haven for any LGBT people who are interested in access to empowering, up to date, uplifting and informative health and wellness information in a safe, anonymous forum, from health care providers, writers and other professionals who care about promoting LGBT health.
EDITOR IN CHIEF:
Mitch Rustad: As the founder of ShoutOutHealth.com. Rustad brings a comprehensive health, wellness, fitness background, having been editor of gayhealth.com and published in a wide variety of publications, including Men's Fitness, Shape, Tennis, Los Angeles magazine, revolutionhealth.com, Brash.com, medicaltribune.com, POZ, Genre and many more.
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Sarah Albert: Ms. Albert is the founding editor of GayHealth.com, launching the original site in 2000 as the only site dedicated to the health and wellness of the LGBT community. Albert is the former editor of Issues in Patient Care, a monthly HIV and diabetes publication that she helped launch in 1998. Albert was also the executive editor of the trade pharmaceutical publication American Druggist. She has written for numerous print and online publications including Medical Tribune, Celebrity Style, HX, Music Choice, Jump magazine and ZapHealth.com. Albert also has a Masters is Social Work and is a practicing therapist in Massachusetts.
Joy Zurzolo: Zurzolo has been the Director of Sales for the site since it launched in 2000, creating dynamic and successful partnerships with a wide variety of sponsors and advertisers in that time. Joy set the marketing and advertising strategy for the site, launching custom sponsorship programs and the “Be Positive –Stay Negative” campaign that targeted young adults in communities of color at high risk for HIV infection that was endorsed by then Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton. Many of Zurzolo’s campaign initiatives received media attention. Zurzolo has excelled in the pharmaceutical and medical device sales arena during the past 15 years, working as the Ad Director for high profile publications such as AIDS Patient Care and STD’s and American Druggist. Working with clients to design seamlessly integrated programs is one of her many passions. She looks forward to speaking with you about implementing an interactive campaign that sizzles.
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Susan Ball, M.D., M.P.H.: Ball is the assistant director of the Birnbaum Unit HIV Care Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is an associate professor at Cornell University's Wiell Medical College and a regular columnist for The AIDS Reader. She has published numerous articles related to HIV care. Dr. Ball is at the forefront of gay and lesbian health. She resides in New York City with her partner and their two sons.
Bryan McColgan, M.D.: McColgan is a resident physician in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and his bachelors in biological sciences from Stanford University. A former United States Fulbright Fellow in Zimbabwe, he has conducted research in HIV, interned for the World Health Organization in Geneva, and worked with the medical unit of the CBS Evening News. He is most passionate about LGBT health, global health, and the combination of medicine & media.
Howard A. Grossman, MD: Grossman is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He earned his M.D. at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn and his B.A. at Haverford College. He did his residency at Kings County Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in New York City, and established his private practice as a primary care physician in 1987. He is a Senior Attending Physician at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to his 20 years of experience in primary care, he was Associate Director for Industry-Sponsored Trials and Staff Clinician at Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, MA; Medical Director at the Conant Medical Foundation in San Francisco, CA and Executive Director of the American Academy of HIV Medicine in Washington, DC. Dr. Grossman is in private practice in New York City at AlphaBetterCare.
Magda Sobieszczyk, MD, MPH: Sobieszczyk is an Infectious Disease Specialist at Columbia University and a director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit at Columbia. She completed her fellowship training at Columbia and has been taking care of HIV-positive patients as well as conducting HIV-prevention research.
Greg Cason, PhD: Cason is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles specializing in issues pertaining to gay men and couples. He is also the Director of Doctoral Training at the South California Counseling Center; Clinical Adjunct Faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine; and Adjunct Faculty at the California Graduate Institute. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Houston, did his internship training at The University of Texas at Austin, and did a post-doctoral fellowship in HIV Mental Health at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Heath P. Dobson Jr., BS Pharm, RPh: Dobson is a staff pharmacist and community outreach liaison at Community Pharmacy in New York City in the Chelsea area. He received his bachelors and pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently finishing his Doctorate of Pharmacy through the University of Colorado. Dobson was a regular columnist forGayHealth.com, and has been published in several men’s health and HIV publications. He has a passion for health and fitness and keeps up to date on the advances in men’s health.
John Dulworth, CPC, is a certified professional coach, writer and facilitator who lives and works in New York City. As a professional coach, John is able to blend the best of his professional life with his personal journey. He has a natural, intimate and comfortable approach that respects the wisdom of the individual and the richness of each life. John’s process allows clients to know fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced decision making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence as they move through their world.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.johndulworth.com
Greg Rothman, MS PT, is the owner of Empower Fitness Studio in New York City’s Greenwich Village. He received his Masters Degree inis the owner of Empower Fitness Studio in New York City’s Greenwich Village. He received his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University and has 15 years experience in the fields of fitness and rehabilitation. Greg believes in empowering his clients to take control of their bodies and makes sure they achieve the results they came for with his one-on-one coaching and in his ‘recession-proof’, small-group programs.
Contact info: EmpowerFitness@aol.com or his Facebook group, Empower Fitness.