Experts
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Public Health
    Faculty, The National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute
    Faculty, The National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute
    Dr. Kevin Ard is a clinician in the Infectious Disease Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, the medical director of the National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute, and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, all in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ard trained in internal medicine in the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was an infectious disease fellow at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals, and served as a chief medical resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has won several awards for teaching and clinical excellence. His current interests include LGBT health education, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection, and the care of patients with HIV and hepatitis C.
    • Pediatrics
    • Health Policy
    • Pediatrics
    • Advocacy
    2014 MMS Woman Physician Leadership Award Recipient
    2014 MMS Woman Physician Leadership Award Recipient

    A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1991, Dr. Carole E. Allen has served the society in a number of capacities and is currently a member of its Board of Trustees, House of Delegates, and the Committee on Legislation. She has previously served as a member of the Task Force on Health Care Reform, and the Committees on LGBT Matters and Student Health and Sports Medicine. She is also a past president of the Middlesex District Medical Society. Dr. Allen has also been active in pediatric medical societies. She was president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2008-2010 and has served on many of that organization’s committees. She served from  2010 through 2016 as the District Chairperson and a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Among community activities, Dr. Allen chaired the Arlington Board of Health from 1997-2005, chaired the Tobacco Free Mass Coalition from 2003-2004, and served as school physician for the Belmont Public Schools from 1996-2004. A graduate of Cornell University with a B.A., she earned her M.D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine and practiced pediatrics for nearly 40 years. From 2002-2011, she was Director of Pediatrics at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She has been a clinical instructor in pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine since 1975 and a clinical instructor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2006. In 2012, Governor Deval Patrick appointed her as one of the commissioners of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. She is a member of the Commission’s Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Subcommittee and chairs the Care Delivery and Payment System Transformation Subcommittee. Dr. Allen was honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2014 recipient of its Women Physician Leadership Award, an honor recognizing outstanding leadership and contributions to patients and the medical profession by a woman physician. Dr. Allen received the award at the Society’s Women’s Leadership Forum in September. In nominating her for the award, her colleagues cited her “leadership in pediatrics, public health, advocacy and health policy, and commitment to families and children” … and her recognition “as an exceptional woman, a dedicated physician, and a tireless advocate for the improvement of the health of all peoples.” Dr. Allen was previously honored by the state medical society as the 2011 recipient of its Special Award for Excellence in Medical Service, honoring a physician who has provided exceptional care and dedication to the medical needs of his or her patients and the general public. She has also been recognized with the Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Paul Revere Award from the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, the Community Pediatricians Award from Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Community Clinician of the Year from the Middlesex District Medical Society. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1987. Dr. Allen is currently enrolled in an executive MBA program for physicians at the Heller School of Brandeis University and anticipates completion of her degree in May 2017.

    • Internal Medicine
    Physician, LGBT Health Policy & Practice Specialist
    Physician, LGBT Health Policy & Practice Specialist
    • Internal Medicine House Staff at Johns Hopkins Bayview
    Carl G. Streed Jr, M.D. earned his Bachelor’s in Biological Chemistry and Chemistry from the University of Chicago where he led several initiatives to improve the climate and visibility of LGBT students. The 5710 Diversity Center opened as a result of his and others' efforts to integrate diverse identities. Dr. Streed volunteered his time with the Chicago Department of Public Health, first in reviewing grants for the Division of STD/HIV/AIDS Public Policy & Programs and later serving on the federally mandated HIV Prevention Planning Committee. Dr. Streed first faced HIV in vulnerable youth populations at the Broadway Youth Center for homeless and at risk individuals in Chicago and continued his advocacy in HIV research as the Clinical Research Manager of the Howard Brown Health Center, the largest LGBT health center in the Midwest. Dr. Streed later earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While at Hopkins, he advocated for the inclusion of LGBT health in the curricula of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, he increased the visibility and value of the LGBT community at Hopkins through community advocacy, and successfully achieved transgender equity in health insurance coverage. Nationally, Dr. Streed served as the American Medical Student Association LGBT Policy Coordinator & Liaison, advised the American Medical Association Board of Trustees as a member of the GLBT Advisory Committee, and served on the board of GLMA: Health Professionals Advocating for LGBT Equality. Dr. Streed’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of LGBT individuals and communities have earned him the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Award, the American Medical Student Association James Slayton National Award for Leadership Excellence, the Erickson-Zoellers Point Foundation Scholarship as well as recognition by the White House Office of Public Engagement as part of the Next Generation of LGBT Leaders.
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Infectious Disease
    Medical Director, University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center, University of Washington
    Medical Director, University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center, University of Washington
    • Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases at University of Washington
    Dr. Marrazzo is a Professor of Medicine and Acting Head of the Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, and director of the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. She is internationally recognized for her research and education efforts in the field of sexually transmitted infections, especially as they affect women’s health. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America. She conducts research on the human microbiome, and is the Director of the UW Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Center. She holds several positions with the American Board of Internal Medicine, including Chair of the Infectious Disease Specialty Board, and President of the Council. Her other research interests include the prevention of HIV infection using biomedical interventions, including microbicides. Recently, she led the VOICE Study, a large study evaluating HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis administered vaginally and orally to women at high risk for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa conducted by the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Other areas of research interest include pathogenesis and management of bacterial vaginosis; STD in HIV-infected persons; and antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea.
    • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    Physician in Medicine, Department of Neonatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Physician in Medicine, Department of Neonatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Jonathan S Litt, MD, MPH is an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. His research has focused on the long-term neurocognitive outcomes of infants born with low birth weight, particularly with respect to characterizing specific learning disabilities and cognitive deficits in this vulnerable population. He has also been interested in studying access to and effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving functional outcomes and academic achievement among children and adolescents with low birth weight. He is currently pursuing a ScD in Social and Behavioral Science at the Harvard School of Public Health. His dissertation is titled, "Early Intervention Programs for Infants after NICU Discharge: Assessing Disparities in Access and Effectiveness." More generally, he is interested in better understanding the particular methodological challenges posed to studying the heterogeneous home-based programs provided under Part C of IDEA.
    • Internal Medicine
    Women's Health & LGBT Health Specialist
    Women's Health & LGBT Health Specialist
    An Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Director of Women’s Health Research at The Fenway Institute, and director of women’s health programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Fenway Health, Dr. Jennifer Potter has over 24 years of experience caring for members of the LGBTQ community and is widely recognized as a leader in curriculum development to enhance care for underserved women, cancer survivors, and people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Her publications include a seminal text book—The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health—which she co-edited. In addition to serving on the AAMC Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Dr. Potter is Associate Editor for the MedEdPORTAL LGBT collection and site director for an innovative HIV-LGBT Primary Care Residency Track at BIDMC and Fenway Health. In recognition of her accomplishments, Dr. Potter received the 2008 Susan Love Award for her contributions to advancing women’s health, and the 2009 Harold Amos Award for advancing diversity at HMS.