Center for Surgery and Public Health


December 5, 2023
9:00-10:30 am ET
Carrie Hall Conference Room
15 Francis St

Join a panel of health care experts and patients with lived experience to discuss the importance of gender informed care, best methods of performing patient-centered research, and ways to overcome institutional bias while embracing a culture of change. The JEDI series addresses health disparities in patient care and how to increase clinical researcher awareness, comfortability, and confidence in providing equitable, patient-focused, high quality care.

Participate in our Q&A

Have a question about gender or transgender health? Click the Pre-Session Survey link to submit an anonymous question to be answered by our patient panelists.

T4T Healthcare Survey

Do you identify as transgender or gender non-conforming? Please consider sharing your healthcare experience in the survey linked below.





9:00 – 9:05 am


Overview of CSPH and CTH, Session Objectives

Hiba Dhanani and Emily Stephens

9:05 – 9:25 am

Patient centered care and experience

Kavitha Ranganathan

9:25 – 9:45 am

Patient-focused research and building community connections

Devin O’Brien-Coon

9:45 – 10:05 am

Measuring What Matters to Individuals Seeking Gender-Affirming Care

Manraj Kaur

10:05 – 10:30 am

Patient Perspectives and Q&A

Brigham Patients: Tessa and CJ


Devin O’Brien-Coon, MD, MS

Co-Director, Center for Transgender Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Kavitha Ranganathan, MD

Director, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Manraj Kaur, PT, MSc, PhD

Investigator, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

Tessa Alexander

Patient Advocate

CJ West

Patient Advocate