Meet Our Scholars
The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Janssen Therapeutics Point Scholar
Kevin Robertson was born in Caribou, Maine, but grew up in Georgia, which became his home state. His entire education, starting with elementary school through college and medical school, has been in Georgia, and he is well-acquainted with the trials and tribulations of being LGBTQ in the South. During his medical education, Kevin worked to advance the health of the LGBTQ community in Augusta, Georgia. Along with a group of his medical student peers, he helped establish the Equality Clinic of Augusta, an LGBTQ-focused free clinic. He has served a number of roles in the clinicfirst as a student coordinator and webmaster to the clinic's website and later as a member of the clinic's nonprofit board of directors. A particular focus of his has been HIV awareness and prevention, and he established opt-out rapid HIV screening for the clinic's patients as well as offering pre-exposure prophylaxis. Kevin was elected President of GRU Equality in 2014, and he has worked to carry out the organization's goals of education, advocacy, and outreach on behalf of LGBTQ faculty, staff, students, and patients in Augusta's medical community.