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Jennifer Potter, MD

Headshot of Jenny Potter, Director of Fenway’s LGBTQIA+ Population Health Program and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute

Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, and Program Lead for the Harvard Medical School-wide HMS-Fenway LGBTQIA+ Health Fellowship Program, Dr. Jennifer Potter has extensive clinical, medical education, research, and mentoring experience.

She has designed and implemented numerous curricula for health professionals focused on sexual and gender minority (SGM) health, women’s health, cancer survivorship, and trauma-informed care. She co-edited three seminal textbooks on LGBTQ+ health (The Fenway Guide to LGBT HealthTrauma, Resilience and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients: What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know; Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care: The Fenway Guide), and co-authored an American Association of Medical Colleges’ monograph entitled Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD: A Resource for Medical Educators.

Currently, Dr. Potter serves nationally as Associate Editor for MedEdPORTAL. At HMS, Dr. Potter serves as Advisory Dean and Director of the William B. Castle Society; Director of Student Well-Being Programs in the Office of Student Affairs; Associate Director of three HMS CME courses focused on primary care, SGM health, and SGM health education; and Faculty Co-Director of two HMS curricular themes focused on SGM health equity and trauma-informed care (TIC). She presents regularly at UME, GME, and CME venues across the country and serves as a consultant to domestic and international medical schools engaged in SGM health and TIC curricular inclusion.

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