Jonathan Litt, MD, MPH, ScD is the Co-Chair of Fenway’s Young Leaders Council, an initiative of Fenway Health to empower emerging LGBT leaders and allies to shape our community’s future.
Jonathan is a Neonatologist and Perinatal Epidemiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. His research focus is on the long-term neurocognitive and functional outcomes of very low birth weight infants and the evaluation of interventional programs supporting the development of high-risk infants after hospital discharge. He is particularly interested in understanding and reducing regional and social disparities in health services access and utilization among populations of children with special health care needs. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented his work at regional and national research meetings. Jonathan currently serves as the Chair of the Child Health Research Interest Group Advisory Board for AcademyHealth, the leading professional society for health services researchers in the country.
Jonathan graduated from Yale University in 1999 with a BA in Classical Civilization, and graduated from Case Western Research University School of Medicine in 2005. He completed his residency training in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, with additional training in the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program. Additionally, he graduated from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a Masters in Public Health and Doctorate of Science in Social and Behavioral Science.
Jonathan has served on the steering committee of Fenway’s Young Leaders Council for several years prior to becoming Co-Chair. As co-captain of Team YLC for four years, the Young Leaders Council’s team for Harbor to the Bay, he has led the team in cycling 125 miles from Boston to Provincetown, raising nearly $100,000 for Fenway Health along the way. He is passionate in his advocacy for redressing the health disparities in the LGBT community through direct service, education, research, and policy change and is an ardent supporter of the leadership of Fenway Health in these arenas.