Our Staff

 

Our Staff

Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Director – Division of Education and Training

Alex S. Keuroghlian is the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He directs the National LGBT Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve health care for LGBTQ people at 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 LGBTQ health at HMS.

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, and a Master of Public Health (Health Policy and Management) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Keuroghlian was awarded the annual MGH Primary Clinical Experience Teaching Award by Harvard medical students, as well as the Jonathan F. Borus Outstanding Educator Award by the HMS Department of Psychiatry. At Fenway, he works as a clinical psychiatrist within the Behavioral Health Department and undertakes research at The Fenway Institute. He has authored over 40 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 LGBTQ immigrants, and homelessness among LGBTQ youth.

 

Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, Medical Director – National LGBT Health Education Center

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, the Soma Weiss award for excellence in teaching from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the 2016 Men’s Health Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society. 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’s interests include LGBT health education, sexually-transmitted infections, and the prevention and treatment of HIV.

 

Jack Bruno, Administrative Coordinator – Division of Education and Training

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, Sc.D., MPH, National Implementation Director – E2i CCTA

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, MPH, National Coordinator – E2i CCTA

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.

Sarah Mitnick, Operations Manager – Division of Education and Training

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.

Deirdre O’Donnell, MPH, Program Coordinator – Division of Education and Training

Deirdre O’Donnell, MPH is the Program Coordinator for The Fenway Institute’s Division of Education and Training, where she coordinates details and logistics of external trainings while collaborating with the rest of the team in the division to deliver medically accurate and up to date information on LGBTQ+ health to medical providers and their staff. Deirdre obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies and Political Science from Rhode Island College and a Master of Public Health from Boston University. She has worked in the field of public health in various roles and causes related to gender and sexuality throughout her career including suicide prevention, adolescent sexuality education, and opioid overdose prevention. She has been with The Fenway Institute since July of 2018.