Jarrod Call, Ph.D.
Jarrod grew up outside of Seattle, WA and moved to Denver in the Fall of 2018 to complete his PhD in social work at the University of Denver. As a queer scholar, they value equity, diversity, and social justice, and seek to support LGBT people in living meaningful and exciting lives. Specifically, they research how sexuality and gender interact with an emphasis on transgender healthcare access. Initially headed for medical school, they changed trajectory to social work with the desire to give back to their community. After completing their MSW program at Brigham Young University, they worked as an ER crisis worker and a substance abuse counselor, focusing on residential care for high risk men with extensive histories of homelessness and incarceration. Jarrod has also maintained a small virtual private practice focused on members of the LGBTQ+ community. Outside of work, Jarrod recently developed a passion for pole dancing, and enjoys puzzles, podcasts, trying new restaurants and bars, and reading.