Sari L. Reisner

Research Fellow

Department of Epidemiology

Kresge, Room 911
677 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

I am a Social Epidemiologist by training and am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and a Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health. My research focuses on (1) health disparities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) populations, with a focus on local, national, and global transgender and gender nonconforming health; (2) the epidemiology of infectious diseases including HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in marginalized, underserved populations, including intervention design and development; (3) psychiatric epidemiology with a focus on mental health disparities and resiliencies in youth and young adults. I use community-based participatory research principles to work “with” not “on” communities in conducting research, using a philosophical approach I call a participatory population perspective.


  • ScD, Harvard School of Public Health, 2013
  • MA, Brandeis University, 2006
  • BA, Georgetown University, 2001

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