Event Date

June 1, 2022 11:00 am–12:00 pm EDT

In this office hour session, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian will discuss best practices in providing integrated behavioral health care for the LGBTQIA+ community. This session will contextualize behavioral health inequities across diagnostic categories within a minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building integrated, inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed systems of care in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes for LGBTQIA+ patients. After this session, attendees will be able to:  

  • Describe unique integrated behavioral health needs for the LGBTQIA+ community  
  • Explain how to tailor evidence-based behavioral health interventions in order to provide culturally responsive clinical care for LGBTQIA+ patients  
  • Apply behavioral health integration and trauma-informed strategies at the systems level to improve behavioral health outcomes for LGBTQIA+ patients  

Presenter: Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH 

Dr. Keuroghlian is the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). They are principal investigator of the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve health care for LGBTQIA+ people at health centers. Dr. Keuroghlian is director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Gender Identity Program, co-director of the HMS Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative, clerkship director for the fourth-year HMS medical student elective in sexual and gender minority health, and co-director of the HMS Advanced Integrated Science Course in Sex- and Gender-Informed Medicine. 

At Fenway, Dr. Keuroghlian works as a clinical psychiatrist within the Behavioral Health Department and undertakes research at The Fenway Institute. They have authored over 90 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, sexual orientation, and gender identity data collection, caring for LGBTQIA+ immigrants, and homelessness among LGBTQIA+ youth. Dr. Keuroghlian received their medical degree and Masters in Neurosciences from the Stanford University School of Medicine. They completed their psychiatry residency at the MGH/McLean Hospital training program, where they 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. 

Earn 1.0 continuing education credit for attending this session.