Sabra Katz-Wise

Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Katz-Wise is an Assistant 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 (HSPH).  She also co-directs the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Research Group at BCH and HSPH.

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.  She is currently working on an NIH-funded community-based study to examine how the family environment affects the health and well-being of transgender youth and to develop an intervention to support families with transgender youth.

In addition to research, Dr. Katz-Wise is involved with advocacy efforts at BCH to improve the workplace climate and patient care for LGBTQ individuals, including her role as co-chair for the BCH Rainbow Consortium on Sexual and Gender Diversity.  She also serves on the HMS LGBT Advisory Committee and is a HMS Sexual and Gender Minority Curriculum Development Fellow.  Dr. Katz-Wise co-founded the Alliance of Gender Affirming Professionals (AGAP), a group for professionals and trainees in greater Boston who work with transgender youth and families.