Dr. Reisner was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Health in the LGBTQ Community.
Sari Reisner, ScD, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, with a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Reisner is also an Affiliated Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health where he leads a national and global portfolio of transgender health research. Trained as a social and psychiatric epidemiologist, my research focuses on:(1) health disparities and inequities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) populations, with specialization in transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming health; (2) epidemiology of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including development and design of biobehavioral interventions in traditionally underserved populations; and (3) psychiatric epidemiology of mental health and substance use risks and resiliencies across adolescence and young adulthood. I use a participatory population perspective to work “with” not “on” communities in research and evaluation, education and training, and policy and advocacy efforts.