Jennifer Potter, MD, LGBT Population Health Program Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, has been named a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS). An announcement from the HMS LGBTQ and Allies group cited the appointment as recognition of Dr. Potter’s “hard work in LGBT health research and education.”
“The most exciting development during my career is seeing LGBT Health become an internationally recognized and growing field. How exciting to get to be a part of that,” said Dr. Potter.
Before being appointed Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, Dr. Potter was the longtime Director of Women’s Health at Fenway. She is also an Advisory Dean and Director of the William B. Castle Society at Harvard Medical School and has directed Women’s Health Research at The Fenway Institute since 2015. She is a physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Fenway Health.
Dr. Potter has led numerous studies focusing on understanding health disparities and optimizing clinical care for lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. She is co-editor of two seminal textbooks on LGBT health, The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health, and Trauma, Resilience and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients: What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know, and frequently presents at national and international conferences focused on health and equity.