UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT PRIORITY POPULATIONS! Mr. Toleran is an immigrant and a bilingual/bicultural community based scholar. His current work with Asian American Recovery Services/a program of HealthRIGHT 360, and recent work with Asian American Mental Health Services includes program design and project management in the prevention or treatment of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. He is committed to bridging service and research for young adults and adults in urban environments dating back to the early 90’s. He served as Executive Director and awarded a Center for Disease Control funded prevention project targeting Filipino men who have sex with men. Mr. Toleran has extensive experience and is well-recognized among his peers for mobilizing community level response to specific disease, serving on advisory boards, work groups, task force, or as a member of the Board of Directors of numerous community-based organizations, local health departments, and health programs within schools or community based primary care clinics. He currently serves as Project Director for three federally funded projects targeting under-served populations. Previously he served as the Project Director for two federally funded grants with an evaluation study investigating alcohol and drug use among Filipinos, Chinese and Vietnamese young adults and inner city adolescents. He is the lead author to Substance use among Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese adult Men living in San Jose, Daly City, and San Francisco and Its Implications on ATOD Services; and one focused on social epidemiology: Correlates of HIV and HCV Risk and Testing among Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese Men who have sex with men and other at-risk men. He was instrumental in developing, writing and disseminating a report on the Health Status of Asians and Pacific Islanders living in the San Francisco Bay Area (Asian and Pacific Islander Health Council, 2005), using data from the California Health Interview Survey and US Census.
Join Mr. Toleran’s upcoming webinar, brought to you by The LOOP!
Thursday, May 14, 10:30-11:45 AM (PDT)
Title: Differences in Smoking preferences in a Sample of US and Foreign Born Asian LGBTQ young adults (18-24 years old) living in the San Francisco Bay Area
Authors: Toleran, DE, Battle, RS, Reddy, S, Chen, C, Rufo, A, Quach, J, and Gardiner, P. Background: Substance use research about Asian LGBTQQ young adults is limited. Studies conducted in the San Francisco Bay Area indicate that young MSM are using substances in various night life venues (Choi, et al, 2005, Operario, et al, 2006, Hunt, et al, 2010 Toleran, et al, 2012).