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Jack Lewis Turban, M.D.

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Harvard CollegeBA Neuroscience
Yale School of MedicineMD/MHSMedicine
US Preventative Health Services Award for Excellence in Public Health

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Jack Turban MD is a researcher, medical journalist, and resident physician in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (Partners / Harvard Medical School), where he researches the mental health of transgender youth. Dr. Turban is regularly consulted by the media to comment on issues regarding the mental health of LGBTQ youth. He and his work have been quoted over 100 times for outlets including The New York Times, Vox, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, ABC's 20/20 with Diane Sawyer, NPR's All Things Considered, NBC, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Reuters, GQ, Vogue, and Vanity Fair, among others.

His original research and writing have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, Scientific American, The New England Journal of Medicine, The American Journal of Public Health, JAMA Psychiatry, JAMA Pediatrics, The Hill, and The Journal of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, among others.

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  1. Turban JL, Keuroghlian AS, Mayer KH. Sexual Health in the SARS-CoV-2 Era. Ann Intern Med. 2020 May 08. PMID: 32384139.
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  2. Suozzi K, Turban J, Girardi M. Cutaneous Photoprotection: A Review of the Current Status and Evolving Strategies. Yale J Biol Med. 2020 Mar; 93(1):55-67. PMID: 32226337.
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  3. Malta M, LeGrand S, Turban J, Poteat T, Whetten K. Gender-congruent government identification is crucial for gender affirmation. Lancet Public Health. 2020 Apr; 5(4):e178-e179. PMID: 32192576.
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  4. Turban JL, King D, Carswell JM, Keuroghlian AS. Pubertal Suppression for Transgender Youth and Risk of Suicidal Ideation. Pediatrics. 2020 02; 145(2). PMID: 31974216.
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  5. Turban JL, Shirk SD, Potenza MN, Hoff RA, Kraus SW. Posting Sexually Explicit Images or Videos of Oneself Online Is Associated With Impulsivity and Hypersexuality but Not Measures of Psychopathology in a Sample of US Veterans. J Sex Med. 2020 Jan; 17(1):163-167. PMID: 31708484.
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  6. Turban JL. Medical Training in the Closet. N Engl J Med. 2019 Oct 03; 381(14):1305-1307. PMID: 31577873.
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  7. Turban JL, Beckwith N, Reisner SL, Keuroghlian AS. Association Between Recalled Exposure to Gender Identity Conversion Efforts and Psychological Distress and Suicide Attempts Among Transgender Adults. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 Sep 11; 1-9. PMID: 31509158.
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  8. Acosta W, Qayyum Z, Turban JL, van Schalkwyk GI. Identify, Engage, Understand: Supporting Transgender Youth in an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. Psychiatr Q. 2019 09; 90(3):601-612. PMID: 31209713.
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  9. Turban JL, King D, Reisner SL, Keuroghlian AS. Psychological Attempts to Change a Person's Gender Identity From Transgender to Cisgender: Estimated Prevalence Across US States, 2015. Am J Public Health. 2019 10; 109(10):1452-1454. PMID: 31415210.
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  10. Turban JL. Potentially Reversible Social Deficits Among Transgender Youth. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Dec; 48(12):4007-4009. PMID: 29752630.
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  11. Turban JL, van Schalkwyk GI. Drs. Turban and van Schalkwyk Reply. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 Nov; 57(11):887-889. PMID: 30392632.
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  12. Turban JL, Carswell J, Keuroghlian AS. Understanding Pediatric Patients Who Discontinue Gender-Affirming Hormonal Interventions. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 10 01; 172(10):903-904. PMID: 30178056.
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  13. Turban JL, Keuroghlian AS. Dynamic Gender Presentations: Understanding Transition and "De-Transition" Among Transgender Youth. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 07; 57(7):451-453. PMID: 29960687.
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  14. Turban JL, van Schalkwyk GI. "Gender Dysphoria" and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Is the Link Real? J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 01; 57(1):8-9.e2. PMID: 29301673.
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  15. Turban JL, Winer J, Boulware S, VanDeusen T, Encandela J. Knowledge and attitudes toward transgender health. Clin Teach. 2018 06; 15(3):203-207. PMID: 29178596.
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  16. Turban JL, Ehrensaft D. Research Review: Gender identity in youth: treatment paradigms and controversies. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018 12; 59(12):1228-1243. PMID: 29071722.
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  17. Turban J, Ferraiolo T, Martin A, Olezeski C. Ten Things Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth Want Their Doctors to Know. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 04; 56(4):275-277. PMID: 28335868.
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  18. Turban JL. Transgender Youth: The Building Evidence Base for Early Social Transition. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 02; 56(2):101-102. PMID: 28117053.
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  19. Lu AY, Turban JL, Damisah EC, Li J, Alomari AK, Eid T, Vortmeyer AO, Chiang VL. Novel biomarker identification using metabolomic profiling to differentiate radiation necrosis and recurrent tumor following Gamma Knife radiosurgery. J Neurosurg. 2017 Aug; 127(2):388-396. PMID: 27885954.
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  20. Turban JL, Potenza MN, Hoff RA, Martino S, Kraus SW. Psychiatric disorders, suicidal ideation, and sexually transmitted infections among post-deployment veterans who utilize digital social media for sexual partner seeking. Addict Behav. 2017 03; 66:96-100. PMID: 27902944.
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  21. Kempfle JS, Turban JL, Edge AS. Sox2 in the differentiation of cochlear progenitor cells. Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 18; 6:23293. PMID: 26988140.
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