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Smitty Buckler

  • BS/ LGBTQ HIV Specialist
  • Research Coordinator
  • University of Washington Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 3Followers
  • 3Following

Research interests

PTSDHIVtransgenderLGBTharm reductionsuicideshameviolenceaddictiontraumaneuroscience

About

Smitty is a graduate of Portland State University. Smitty relocated back to Seattle and is applying to grad school. Smitty works as a Research Coordinator on a study on PrEP adherence in trans people and MSM who use meth. Additionally, they are utilizing their spare time to organize for better wrap around care for Queer and Trans individuals with intersecting identities primarily those who are also active drug users, houseless, and/or trading sex for money and/or goods. They are also finishing their thesis on the intersections of HIV and the Trans community. They spent most of their twenties doing grassroots organizing. They spent most of this time organizing artists with intersecting oppressions which was focused on Trans and Queer People of Color. Now mid thirties, their interest in medical research has brought them back to school. They bring a background in Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Conflict Resolution, Communication and Facilitation, Harm Reduction, Restorative- Transformative Justice, Philosophy of Medicine, Women and Gender Studies as well as gender affirmation therapy and General Medicine, and is a certified Street Medic with CPR and First Aid. Smitty has also completed the NIH training course for Protecting Human Research Participants that fulfills the responsible conduct of research regulations. Frequenting Health Conferences across the nation, Smitty is an established voice in the Trans led health community movement.

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Professional experience

Research Coordinator

University of Washington Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

November 2017 - Present

HIV Vaccine Recruitment Specialist

FHCRC

May 2015 - Present

University of Washington

Education

Bachelors of Science

Portland State University

September 2010 - December 2014(4 years)