Alex S. Keuroghlian is the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He directs the National LGBT Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve the health care of LGBT people in community health centers. Dr. Keuroghlian concurrently directs the Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, also funded by HRSA, to implement effective and culturally-tailored interventions nationally for people living with HIV in four focus areas: transgender women, Black men who have sex with men, behavioral health integration into primary medical care, and identifying and addressing trauma. He is the Public and Community Psychiatry Curriculum Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/McLean psychiatry residency program and clerkship director for the fourth-year elective in LGBT health at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Keuroghlian received his medical degree and Masters in Neurosciences from the Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency at the MGH/McLean Hospital training program, where he also served as Chief Resident in Public and Community Psychiatry. Dr. Keuroghlian was awarded the annual HMS Primary Clinical Experience Teaching Award by Harvard medical students. For two years he was a Partners Healthcare Kraft Fellow in Community Health Leadership based at Fenway Health and completed a Master of Public Health (Health Policy and Management) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
At Fenway, Dr. Keuroghlian also works as a clinical psychiatrist within the Behavioral Health Department and undertakes research at The Fenway Institute. He has authored over 25 research articles, review articles, and book chapters on topics that include gender-affirming hormone therapy and surgery, HIV medication adherence, post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders among transgender adults, caring for LGBT immigrants, and homelessness among LGBT youth.
Dr. Kevin Ard earned his MD from Washington University in Saint Louis and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as the fellowship in infectious diseases at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Ard also served as a chief medical resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is the recipient of the Edward H. Kass award for clinical excellence from the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society and the Soma Weiss award for excellence in teaching from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Currently, he is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ard has written and lectured widely on LGBT health disparities, intimate partner violence in LGBT relationships, and HIV prevention. His current interests include LGBT health education, the intersection of clinical medicine and public health, and the care of patients with HIV and hepatitis C.
Jack Bruno is the Administrative Coordinator for the Division of Education and Training at the Fenway Institute. In this role, Jack coordinates travel, manages vendor payment and communication and supports the staff in scheduling. Prior to joining the Fenway Institute, Jack worked as a Special Programs Administrative Assistant in a small charter school in Cambridge. There they supported a team of educators in providing equitable access to educational progress for all students. They graduated from Tufts University with a degree in American Studies.
Linda Marc is the National Implementation Director for the HRSA-funded Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance. In this role she is responsible for designing and delivering technical assistance to support the implementation of HIV-related behavioral interventions at 24 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Sites across the United States.
Prior to this role, Dr. Marc was the Education and Curriculum Development Director within the Preparedness Center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In this capacity she served as an advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Health on projects focused on the utilization of HIV-related and mental health services for female victims of sexual violence, for internally displaced women living in camps following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and advised on the measurement of depression in the LGBT communities in Haiti. From 2007-2012 Dr. Marc held a national appointment as an Advisor to the US Census Bureau, serving as Vice-Chair of the Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee for the African-American Population. From 2012-2015 she was re-appointed by the Census Bureau to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Race, Ethnicity and Other Populations, and served as the Convenor of the Race & Hispanic Origin Research Working Group, responsible to explore alternative approaches for collecting data for the upcoming 2020 census.
Dr. Marc holds an appointment as an Instructor in Biostatistics within the Quantitative Methods Program at Harvard Chan, and was a Lecturer at Yale School of Public Health. She received a Doctorate of Science in Social Determinants of Health from Harvard Chan, a Master’s in Public Health from Yale, and completed post-doctoral training in the Mood Disorders Program and HIV Clinical Trials Unit at the Weill Medical College of Cornell. As a Fellow her research focused on HIV-related health disparities at Brown University through the Initiative on HIV/AIDS in Disadvantage Communities; and was a Fellow in the Program on Ethnic Group Differences in Mental Health at Cambridge Health Alliance & Harvard Medical School.
Massah Massaquoi is the National Coordinator for the Evidence-Informed Interventions Center for Coordinating Technical Assistance at The Fenway Institute. Ms. Massaquoi is responsible for managing the coordination and communication strategies between collaborators, including national experts and community advisory board members and external partners. Prior to this role, she worked at the The Fenway Institute as the Research Program Coordinator with the Adolescent Trials Network, where she conducted HIV clinical trials and provided sexual health educational resources for LGBTQ youth and families throughout Boston, MA. Massah graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University and Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Essence Maston is the Program Coordinator for the Division of Education and Training at the Fenway Institute. Here Essence works closely with TFI faculty and staff to create and disseminate tools to foster a safe and welcoming environment for LGBT people within a healthcare setting. Prior to this, Essence received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Spelman College, as well as her Ph.D. in Molecular and Translational Medicine from Boston University.
Tim Michael is a Program Coordinator for the National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute. Tim is responsible for training and technical assistance, including webinars, online training modules, and in-person training sessions. Prior to joining the team at TFI, Tim spent ten years at a nonprofit organization in Wisconsin called GSAFE. At GSAFE, he supported a statewide network of over 200 Gay-Straight Alliances, developing resources and programming for LGBTQ youth activists. He provided professional development for K-12 educators and administrators, training on policy and best practices for creating more welcoming and inclusive schools for LGBTQ youth. Tim graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics.
Sarah Mitnick is the Operations Manager for the Division of Education and Training at The Fenway Institute. Sarah’s previous experience is in non-profit advocacy, systems and project management. She worked with The Public Interest Network for eight years in a variety of roles from Community Organizer to Recruitment Director and Communications Team Lead. In those roles she helped run campaigns on issues ranging from environmental protections to consumer safety. She also has managed budgets, recruited hundreds of full-time staff, supervised teams and coordinated administrative and logistical projects. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Science from Colorado College.
Reagin Wiklund, is the Program Assistant for the Evidence-Informed Interventions Center for Coordinating Technical Assistance (CCTA) at the Fenway Institute. Reagin is responsible for assisting in the development and dissemination of programs, technical assistance, and materials, as well as providing administrative support to the CCTA. Prior to coming to TFI, Reagin worked as a Senior Allocation Analyst at The TJX Companies where he evaluated data, made business recommendations, and implemented and monitored product tests. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Supply Chain Management & Management.