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Sari Reisner, MA

Sari Reisner is a Doctor of Science candidate in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in Boston, MA concentrating in social and psychiatric epidemiology, quantitative methods, and child and adolescent health. His primary research interests: (1) developmental and social determinants of mental health across the life course; (2) implications of mental health for physical health outcomes, particularly HIV/AIDS and cancer; (3) application of new methodologies to study the health of marginalized populations, particularly sexual and gender minority communities; (4) national and global transgender health. His dissertation research is funded by the Williams Institute to conduct psychometric evaluation and cognitive testing of gender identity measures for use in cohort studies and cohort-related surveillance systems of health. He is on faculty as an Associate Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health where he is Co-Investigator of a National Institute of Health funded R01 testing the efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention (“Life Skills”) with young transgender women. Reisner is also a member of the Growing Up Today Study (GUTS) Sexual Orientation and Gender Working Group at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Women, Gender, and Health program at Harvard School of Public Health. He has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented his research nationally and internationally. He earned a Master’s degree from Brandeis University and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.