Executive Board Members

    Amanda West

 

 

Program: Pathways

Educational Background: BS in Biology, Community Health and Environmental Science; MPH in Global Health from Tufts University

Research Interests: Infectious disease, health disparities and transgender health

Other Activities: Reading, knitting, taewondo, attempting to get my plants to grow

Michael Fuchs

 

Program: Pathways
Educational Background: BS in Applied Mathematics-Biology and Economics from Brown University
Research Interests: Clinical epidemiology, cancer, genetics, and pediatrics
Other Activities: Crimson Care Collaborative, running, painting, hiking

   Daniel Selgrade

 

Program:  MMSc Immunology
Educational Background: AB Harvard College; Concentration, Molecular and Cellular Biology; Secondary, Women and Gender Studies
Research Interests: Systems biology, synthetic biology, diseases of metabolic dysfunction and translational medicine
Other Activities: Yoga, Triathlon, Healthcare for the Homeless, Cooking

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Jennifer Potter is a clinician educator and innovator whose scholarly work focuses on reducing health disparities among populations of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, enhancing the competency with which clinicians communicate with regard to  ‘sensitive’ topics, such as sexuality, and implementing clinical quality improvement (QI) initiatives. Currently, Dr. Potter is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, directs women's health programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Fenway Health, and is a Population Scientist in the Fenway Institute—a research facility dedicated to studies focused on optimizing the health of LGBT populations.

AlexDr. Alex Keuroghlian MD MPH, is a clinical psychiatrist, educator, and researcher. At Harvard Medical School (HMS), he is primary course director for the fourth-year elective clerkship, “Care for Patients with Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities,” and the national continuing education conference, “Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health.” His clinical practice and research focus on sexual and gender minority health.

He directs two federally-funded centers for sexual and gender minority populations, The National LGBT Health Education Center and the Evidence-informed Interventions Center for Coordinating Technical Assistance. Dr. Keuroghlian is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at HMS, the Public & Community Psychiatry Curriculum Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean psychiatry residency program, and Director of the Division of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute.

Jessica HalemJessica Halem, MBA, LGBT Program Director, leads inclusion and equity efforts for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, staff, faculty, trainees, and fellows at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. This includes programmatic interventions, resource development and working collaboratively to support LGBTQ issues within Harvard University, the 17 Harvard affiliated hospitals, and the broader community.

Previously, Jessica was the Executive Director of the Lesbian Community Cancer Project in Chicago. She spearheaded the transformation from a small volunteer-led initiative to a nationally recognized organization advancing LGBT health through expertise in training and advocacy. The result was a historic merger with Howard Brown Health Center. She served on the board of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality as well as Barack Obama's first LGBT Advisory Committee for the 2008 campaign.

 

Past Board Members

MS2

  • Michael Girouard 
  • Justin Fazzolari
  • Sean Singer

MS3

  • Christopher Calahan
  • Maya Harary
  • Claire Learmonth
  • William Smith

 MS4

  • Ida Bernstein    
  • Iman Berrahou
  • Jeremy Feng
  • Benjamin Matthews
  • Michal McDowell
  • Andy Nguyen    

 Recent Graduate

  • Cary Crall