Perry Tsai is a 6th-year MD/PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He grew up in New Orleans, LA, and studied biochemical sciences at Harvard College before moving to Chapel Hill for his clinical and scientific training. There, he realized a passion for sexual health and LGBT health and took on opportunities to be an HIV testing coordinator, a Daily Tar Heel sex columnist, a co-leader of the Queer Straight Alliance, and a sexuality lecturer at his school and other local colleges.
Perry has also been a national leader with the American Medical Student Association as co-director of the Sexual Health Scholars Program, coordinator for LGBT Programming, and chair of the Gender & Sexuality action committee, and now Vice President for Programming Development. Currently, his graduate research focuses on strategies toward curing HIV, and he hopes to integrate his interests in sexual health and LGBT health into a career around HIV care and research.