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Sereno R Reisner, Sc.D.

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Professional and Published Name: Sari L. Reisner, ScD

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Dr. Reisner is the Director of Transgender Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also the Director of Transgender Health Research at The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health, a federally qualified community health center specializing in provision of care to sexual and gender minority LGBTQIA people in Boston, MA. Trained as a social and psychiatric epidemiologist, Dr. Reisner’s research focuses on health inequities in underserved populations, with specialization in transgender and gender diverse population health, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and mental health risks and resiliencies among adolescents and young adults. He utilizes a participatory population perspective to work with not on communities. Dr. Reisner leads multiple studies funded studies by the National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and other sources. He has contributed to more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, including measures of sex and gender identity for population health research. He is the founding Associate Research Editor for the Pubmed-indexed journal Transgender Health. In 2016, he was profiled in The Lancet as an emerging leader in global transgender population health. He is an active member of the World Association for Transgender Health and contributor to the upcoming revision of the WPATH Standards of Care Version 8, which will guide clinical practice globally. Dr. Reisner completed two years of post-doctoral training in infectious disease epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. School of Public Health. He earned a Doctorate of Science from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and holds a Master of Arts from Brandeis University and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.

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  1. Reisner SL, Sava LM, Menino DD, Perrotti J, Barnes TN, Humphrey DL, Nikitin RV, Earnshaw VA. Addressing LGBTQ Student Bullying in Massachusetts Schools: Perspectives of LGBTQ Students and School Health Professionals. Prev Sci. 2020 04; 21(3):408-421. PMID: 31933159.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  2. Reisner SL, Chaudhry A, Cooney E, Garrison-Desany H, Juarez-Chavez E, Wirtz AL. 'It all dials back to safety': A qualitative study of social and economic vulnerabilities among transgender women participating in HIV research in the USA. BMJ Open. 2020 01 19; 10(1):e029852. PMID: 31959600.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Reisner SL, Menino D, Leung K, Gamarel KE. "Unspoken Agreements": Perceived Acceptability of Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC) Among Cisgender Men with Transgender Women Partners. AIDS Behav. 2019 Feb; 23(2):366-374. PMID: 29936604.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Reisner SL, Jadwin-Cakmak L, White Hughto JM, Martinez M, Salomon L, Harper GW. Characterizing the HIV Prevention and Care Continua in a Sample of Transgender Youth in the U.S. AIDS Behav. 2017 Dec; 21(12):3312-3327. PMID: 29138982.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  5. Reisner SL, Perez-Brumer AG, McLean SA, Lama JR, Silva-Santisteban A, Huerta L, Sanchez J, Clark JL, Mimiaga MJ, Mayer KH. Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Integrating HIV Prevention and Treatment with Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy for Transgender Women in Lima, Peru. AIDS Behav. 2017 Dec; 21(12):3299-3311. PMID: 28421354.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Reisner SL, Deutsch MB, Peitzmeier SM, White Hughto JM, Cavanaugh T, Pardee DJ, McLean S, Marrow EJ, Mimiaga MJ, Panther L, Gelman M, Green J, Potter J. Comparing self- and provider-collected swabbing for HPV DNA testing in female-to-male transgender adult patients: a mixed-methods biobehavioral study protocol. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 06 23; 17(1):444. PMID: 28645254.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Reisner SL, Poteat T, Keatley J, Cabral M, Mothopeng T, Dunham E, Holland CE, Max R, Baral SD. Global health burden and needs of transgender populations: a review. Lancet. 2016 Jul 23; 388(10042):412-436. PMID: 27323919.
    Citations: 168     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Reisner S, Keatley J, Baral S. Transgender community voices: a participatory population perspective. Lancet. 2016 Jul 23; 388(10042):327-330. PMID: 27323922.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Reisner SL, Katz-Wise SL, Gordon AR, Corliss HL, Austin SB. Social Epidemiology of Depression and Anxiety by Gender Identity. J Adolesc Health. 2016 08; 59(2):203-8. PMID: 27267142.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.