Inside Health Care #108: Dr. Alex Keuroghlian and the State of Health Equity for LGBTQIA+ Patients
June 21, 2023 · David J. Smolar
On this episode of Inside Health Care, we celebrate Pride Month with discussions on gender health equity, sexual orientation and gender identity health care quality issues, and health care access and representation for the LGBTQIA+ community. Later, some tips on improving the provider experience for transgender patients.
Dr. Alex Keuroghlian is an expert in Sex- and Gender-Informed Medicine and Sexual and Gender Minority Health Care. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Keuroghlian’s work often centers on patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, especially within the LGBTQIA+ community. They hold numerous leadership and teaching positions at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. They also support and educate health care centers and clinicians in gender equity with their leadership as Director of the Division of Education and Training at The Fenway Institute, and Principal Investigator of the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve health care for LGBTQIA+ people at health centers around the country.
NCQA Senior Research Scientist for Health Equity Dr. Rachel Harrington discusses gender-equity needs and perspectives in health care. Her team develops improvements to NCQA’s HEDIS measures updates. We discuss why it’s been so difficult to gather health data on LGBTQIA+ populations.
Later in our Fast Facts segment, we include tips via the CDC from the GLMA on improving the provider experience for transgender patients.