Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH He/Him/His/They/Them/Their
Jason is the Principal Investigator of Rainbows of Aging. They are a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Social and Behavioral Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Public Health. Jason’s current research works to better understand the risk and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among LGBTQIA+ seniors. For the past ten years, Jason has leveraged his platform as a public health researcher to work as an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. Jason and their husband live in the Las Vegas area with their two boston terriers, Brain and Bowie, and their yorkie mix, Tuna.
Amy Rosenwohl-Mack, Phd(c) She/Her/Hers
Amy Rosenwohl-Mack, MSc, is a former research assistant with the Rainbows of Aging Team. Amy’s research centers on experiences of being homebound. Amy Co-Directed the U.S. Intersex Adult Health Study as well as supporting other Rainbows of Aging projects. She is also currently finishing her PhD at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, Health Policy program.
Joel Anderson, PhD He/His/Him
Joel is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the School of Nursing. Joel’s research program focuses on non-pharmacological interventions for symptom management and caregiver support in dementia care, including LGBTQIA+ caregivers.
Matt Beld, MPHThey/Them/Their
Matt is a program manager and epidemiologist at the UCSF School of Nursing. They have collaborate with our team on several studies including our work with dementia, inclusive care, and housing for LGBTQ seniors
Krystal Kittle, PhDShe/Her/Hers
Krystal R. Kittle, PhD is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Social and Behavioral Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Public Health. Dr. Kittle’s research examines healthcare experiences of LGBTQIA+ middle-aged and older adults, and the role of discrimination, sociodemographics and social resources in their health and healthcare experiences. Krystal’s current research with Rainbows of Aging works better understand the health and healthcare needs of LGBTQIA+ caregivers of persons for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Ethan Cicero, PhD, RNHe/Him/His/They/Them/Their
Ethan Cicero, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar. Dr. Cicero’s research centers on the health and well-being of transgender and gender nonbinary communities, with a particular interest in methods used for transgender health. Ethan’s current research with Rainbows of Aging works to better understand the risk and needs of transgender adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Nickolas Lambrou, PhDHe/Him/His
Nickolas H. Lambrou, PhD, is a staff scientist with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center as part of Dr. Carey E. Gleason’s lab on improving diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia for all individuals including women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other groups traditionally under-represented in research. His research endeavors address relationships between identity development, stress and resilience, social determinants of health, and cognition across the lifespan within underserved populations. Nick’s current research with Rainbows of Aging works to better understand the risk and needs of transgender adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.