The 2023-2024 HPiT Committee Co-Chairs

The HPiT Co-Chairs serve on the GLMA Board of Directors and run the Health Professionals in Training (HPiT) Committee. They plan and oversee all trainee initiatives, including the Curricular Reform Committee, the GLMA Fellows, and the GLMA Delegates to the AMA MSS. They also develop programming for trainees at the GLMA Annual Conference.

Laurel Hiatt 

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Laurel Hiatt is an M.D./Ph.D. student at the University of Utah working toward a Ph.D. in Human Genetics. As a University of Georgia undergrad, Laurel designed and taught LGBT-inclusive health through the Augusta/UGA Medical Partnership and lectured in the Health Promotion and Behavior department. Laurel was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship in 2018 in recognition of their efforts in organizing gender-inclusive campus housing and equitable bathroom access. In addition to education and advocacy, Laurel conducts trans-centered research; they have presented their research on trans student health outcomes in university settings at the local, state, and national levels. They have published best practices in transgender health data collection following their work at Vanderbilt Health's Program for LGBTQ Health and continue to investigate research best practices for gender-diverse cohorts. Additionally, Laurel is leading the first state-level analysis of health disparities in transgender patients using EHR data, which they hope will inform specialized training across healthcare professions. Laurel has been involved in GLMA since 2021, serving and later chairing the GLMA Health Professionals in Training Curricular Reform Committee. As a GLMA Board Member and Health Professionals in Training (HPiT) Committee Co-Chair, Laurel supervises the GLMA Fellows and hopes to empower trainees to educate and advocate on behalf of the queer community throughout their training and career.

Jessica Yue

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Jessica Yue is a PA-S2 at Rosalind Franklin University. Jess completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, concentrating in Behavioral Neuroscience. While at UIUC, worked as a CPR/EMT-B Instructor, EMT-B, and ER Tech at a Level 1 Trauma Center. Now in PA school, she volunteers at a student run free clinic advocating for expanding LGBTQ+ healthcare through promoting trans health and mental health initiatives. Jess also serves as the Student Board Director of Diversity and Outreach and House of Delegate Student Delegate for American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA). She believes that diversity in medicine truly leads to better patient outcomes and hopes that she can continue to uplift and empower those around her. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, climbing, and enjoying the great outdoors through camping and hiking.

Jared Boot-Haury

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Jared Boot-Haury is a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Michigan School of Psychology and a psychology intern at Bowling Green State University’s Counseling Center. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 2013, his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago in 2016, and his graduate certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice from George Washington University in 2022. During Jared's doctoral and certificate studies, he attained certified membership within the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). He is also the former WPATH student board representative and former chair of the WPATH Student Initiative. Jared seeks to bring a humanistic focus to the healthcare and treatment of LGBTQIA+ patients; he was awarded the Jill Benton Scholarship for Humanistic Psychology in 2018 and was formerly the Senior Student Representative for APA Division 32, the Society for Humanistic Psychology. Jared's research interests focus on intersectional identities within the LGBTQIA+ community and cultural safety training for clinicians. He recently completed a project in collaboration with the NASW-MI, and the Michigan Psychological Association focused on improving mental healthcare competency for individuals who are both transgender and live in rural areas in the state of Michigan, funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan.

The 2023 HPiT Fellows

Fellows engage Health Professionals in Training (HPiT) members in building community with one another through networking opportunities, social events, skill-building sessions, and social media engagement throughout the year.

El Didden
Committee Chair

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El is a MD candidate at West Virginia University, class of 2025. El graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and spent their undergraduate years volunteering with many different organizations, including a political action committee working to elect LGBTQ+ candidates. In medical school, El has served as president of Rainbow Coats, the WVU Chapter of MSPA, for two years. As part of this position, they coordinated the WVU LGBTQ Health week and advocated for more inclusive records systems and curricular content. They are currently working on two qualitative research projects analyzing how to support parents of transgender children, and a mixed-methods project analyzing the experiences of transgender medical students in the US. When not studying, El is usually volunteering at the local syringe exchange program or wrangling their two cats.

Atticus Wolfe

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Atticus Wolfe is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of South Carolina. He completed his Master’s in Public Health Administration and Policy at the University of Minnesota in 2020 and his Bachelor of Arts in History and Urban and Community Health at Rhodes College in 2018. Atticus worked in the non-profit, health care, and government sectors before beginning his academic career in Sociology. His research examines the role of sociodemographic characteristics and structural power hierarchies in health care through institutional treatment, care experiences, and health outcomes for transgender, intersex, and sexually queer people.

Janhavi Dubhashi 

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Janhavi Dubhashi is an M.D. candidate at the Emory University School of Medicine, Class of 2025. Janhavi received her Master’s in Public Health Degree with a concentration in Health Management & Policy from Georgia State University. Before attending medical school, she worked within the United States Senate Committee on Finance, the National Cancer Institute, and Voices for Georgia’s Children.  Janhavi is passionate about working with incarcerated populations, and founded Georgia Books for Freedom, an organization that sends books to LGBTQ+ incarcerated Georgians.

Meet the 2023-2024 HPiT Curricular Reform Committee Co-Chairs

The Curricular Reform Committee (CRC) Co-Chairs oversee the CRC, a committee of trainees from diverse health professional fields and backgrounds who work together to make health professional curricula more inclusive of LGBTQ+ individuals and topics. Committee work has included: compiling and organizing existing curricular reform resources; developing a toolkit for trainee-advocates who may deal with pushback from administration and faculty; developing an interdisciplinary workshop for trainees; and evaluating LGBTQ+ related accreditation requirements for different health professions.

Dillan Villavisanis

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Dillan is a fourth year MD Candidate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is pursing a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery.  He previously served on the mentorship committee of the Stonewall Alliance and has published on LGBTQ+ representation in surgery.  Dillan graduated from Johns Hopkins with a BA in Medicine, Science, & the Humanities and Anthropology as a Hodson Scholar.  In the community he also enjoys serving as Co-Chair of the Young Leadership Board for Smile Train, as a Fellow at Artis Ventures, and on the Advisory Board of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Cole Roblee 

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Cole Robelee is a second year medical student attending Chicago Medical Schoolat Rosalind Franklin University. He is the former president of Spectrum, the LGBT student organization at Rosalind Franklin University and helped to found the transgender health exploratory committee at the ICC, the university’s student run free clinic. He has also helped to develop and implement a workshop to teach second year medical students about barriers faced by transgender and nonbinary patients when accessing healthcare. Before medical school, he spent time volunteering with a local trans-led LGBT center which provided health care navigation services to transgender community members. He also spent 10 years working as a professional horseback riding instructor and still finds the occasional opportunity to ride during medical school.

Collin Kather
Social Media Chair

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Collin has been involved with GLMA since 2019. He is a dual MPA/MPH graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania where he studies the intersection of policy and technology on healthcare delivery. Despite an extensive history in academic medicine, he recently started a new career in private healthcare. In his free time, Collin enjoys reading, city walking, and purchasing new plants that will likely be excessively under/overwatered. He is thrilled to serve as the Chair of Social Media for a second time and excited to help usher GLMA into this new, rebranded chapter.

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (CSOGD) Liason to HPiT*

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Lexie Wille

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Lexie Wille (she/her) is a 5th year Counseling Psychology Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and professional interests focus on improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare services for the LGBTQ+ community. Lexie has worked with a number of organizations that are working to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ youth and adults, including Austin Public Health, Black Trans Leadership of Austin, GLMA, OutYouth, QWELL, and SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change. She has been serving as a member of the APAGS Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (CSOGD) and the GLMA Health Professionals in Training Curriculum Reform Committee since October 2021, and is now stepping into a new role as Liaison between the two organizations.

American Medical Association (AMA) Medical Student Section (MSS) Delegates

Charles Adams

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Charlie Adams (he/him) is a proud trans man and a second-year medical student at Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a lifelong resident of the Midwest, he is passionate about transgender representation in places where it is lacking. He recently led student efforts culminating in the passage of Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) resolutions that support adult gender-affirming care. He serves as the MSMA’s Alternate

Delegate to the American Medical Association. He is the AMA Medical Student Section’s Region 2 Secretary and is on the Committee for LGBTQ Affairs. Charlie has led resolutions regarding menstruation, restroom, and EHR inclusivity for transgender people. He co-taught LGBTQ 101 for medical school orientation, created educational videos for Trans Day of Visibility, and has spoken on numerous panels. He is the Executive Director of KCU’s LGBTQ student organization. Charlie presented research on vaginoplasty dilation at WPATH 2022. He is currently working to improve trans health outcomes using post-op peer support interventions as well as studying abortion education.

In his down time, Charlie plays with his cats, Lilo and Stitch, spends time with loved ones, and enjoys running. He hopes that by living authentically he can be the representation he needed as a kid. His life goal is to improve healthcare for transgender people and to lead by example as an out and proud transgender man.

William Runion
Alternate Delegate

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Will is a second year M.D. candidate at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. He attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman for his undergraduate education where he received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A in Latin American Studies. In Tulsa, Will is involved with leading the OU-Tulsa chapter of Lumina, the LGBTQ+ interprofessional student organization that he co-founded, as well as serving as an English-Spanish interpreter for the university’s free clinic. Will is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and loves returning home to get his fill of St. Louis-style pizza, toasted ravioli, and gooey butter cake. In his free time, he enjoys running, video games, finding new coffee spots, cheering on OU gymnastics, and spending time with his two cats Pongo and Perdita.

Harini Balakrishnan 
Alternate Delegate

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Harini (she/her) is an M.D. Candidate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Class of 2024. Before starting medical school, Harini received a B.A. in Economics from Brown University. As an undergraduate, she served as a Women's Peer Counselor Coordinator, partnering with her campus's Center for Women and Gender to host programming exploring these topics. In medical school, Harini works as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow partnered with gender-affirming care clinics at Children's Health. She is currently assembling a library of transition support products for patients at these clinics, encouraging awareness of these products as a means of modifying personal expression and educating patients on how to use them safely. Outside of medical school, she enjoys bouldering, crocheting, and listening to podcasts.

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