Sabra Katz-Wise
Secondary Faculty

Sabra Katz-Wise

Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Other Positions

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Pediatrics-Boston Children's Hospital

Harvard Medical School


Dr. Sabra L. Katz-Wise, PhD (she/her) is an Associate Professor in Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She also co-directs the Harvard SOGIE (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression) Health Equity Research Collaborative and she is a Senior Faculty Advisor for the BCH Office of Health Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Katz-Wise’s research investigates sexual orientation and gender identity development, sexual fluidity, health inequities related to sexual orientation and gender identity in adolescents and young adults, and psychosocial functioning in families with transgender youth. Her work has been funded by numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and the BCH Aerosmith Endowment Fund. In addition to research, Dr. Katz-Wise is involved with advocacy efforts at BCH and HMS to improve the workplace climate and patient care for LGBTQ individuals, including her role on the Queer Leadership Council for the Boston Children’s Rainbow Alliance and member of the BCH Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council. She is also a Faculty Fellow in the HMS Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative.

BS, 05/2003, Psychology, Women's Studies
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

PhD, 05/2012, Developmental Psychology, Gender and Women's Studies
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

MS, 12/2007, Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI