“Gender diversity exists in every culture and geographic context. It
is to be celebrated,
Welcome to the Trans Health Research website!
Our team is headed by Dr. Sari Reisner, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health. Dr. Reisner leads a national and global portfolio of transgender health research focused on:
Health disparities and inequities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) populations, with specialization in transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming health
Epidemiology of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including development and design of biobehavioral interventions in traditionally underserved populations
Psychiatric epidemiology of mental health and substance use risks and resiliencies across adolescence and young adulthood
Our team uses a participatory population perspective to work “with” not “on” communities in research and evaluation, education and training, and policy and advocacy efforts. On this website you can view information on our current and past projects, read publications and reports, explore LGBTQ+ health resources, and meet our team.