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2023 LGBTQ Advocate Award

The LGBTQ Advocate Award recognizes a faculty member, staff member, or student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

Joel G. Anderson is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. He leads research to examine family quality of life in dementia and caregiving, including the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ caregivers and older adults. Anderson previously served as co-chair of the Chancellor’s Commission for LGBTQ People.

What does being a Volunteer mean to you? How has UT empowered you to make a difference in a way you might not have imagined elsewhere?

“The College of Nursing is a place in which health equity is part of our vision and values. This inclusive, supportive space allows me to do work that uplifts the community.”