Issues in LGBT Health
Monday, April 158:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Members of the LGBT community are often times discriminated against while trying to seek access to care. This presentation will provide an overview of the issues in LGBT health; including but not limiting transgender medicine, standards of care, as well as current Pennsylvania and national initiatives to improve these health disparities.
Rachel Levine, MD
Dr. Rachel Levine is the Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Levine is currently the Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and the Academy for Eating Disorders. She is also a board member of ASTHO, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Dr. Levine joined Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's administration in January 2015 as the Physician General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and served from 2015-2017. She was named Acting Secretary of Health in July 2017 and confirmed as Secretary of Health in March 2018.
Her previous posts included: Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
In addition to her recent posts Dr. Levine is also an accomplished regional and international speaker, and author on the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, adolescent medicine, eating disorders, and LGBT medicine.
Dr. Levine graduated from Harvard College and the Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her training in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.