Transgender Healthcare Speaker
Ryan Sallans is a notably known and respected author and speaker within the healthcare field. With a master’s degree in human health behavior and educational psychology, Ryan uses his education, 17+ years of professional training and real-life experiences to provide education and training surrounding LGBTQ identities and also eating disorders to health care institutions around the nation.
Although there are parallels to treating heterosexual and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) patients, there is an increasing amount of data supporting the fact that LGBTQ patients face higher levels of health disparities and psychological distress. LGBTQ patients may also face significant challenges when accessing healthcare services, including prevention and screenings, due to the lack of cultural competence within healthcare settings. With over seventeen years of experience in healthcare and LGBTQ identities, Ryan is on the forefront of training programs and materials.