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Barbara E. Warren, PsyD, CPXP

Senior Director, LGBT Program and Policies, Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Mount Sinai Health System

Barbara E. Warren Psy.D., CPXP, is Senior Director for LGBT Programs and Policies in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System, where she leads Mount Sinai’s implementation of LGBT culturally and clinically competent health care. She holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she is faculty in the UME, GME and MPH programs, developing and delivering curricula to address best practices in serving diverse patient populations.

Dr. Warren previously served as Distinguished Lecturer and Director for the Center for LGBT Social Science and Public Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York. For 21 years, she was senior management at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City, led the Center’s behavioral health programs, co-founded the Center’s then ground-breaking Gender Identity Project and was responsible for the Center’s health policy and government relations initiatives.

Dr. Warren has served as an advisor to local, state and national government and policy organizations including chairing the Multi-Cultural Advisory Council to the NYS Commissioner of Mental Health, on the LGBT Task Force at Health Care for All New Yorkers, as a Board Member of the National Coalition for LGBT Health and is currently on the Board of the National LGBT Cancer Network. She is a longtime member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health where she is faculty in WPATH’s Global Education Initiative and has served on its membership and ethics committees.  As an advocate for LGBT health inclusion in evidence-based healthcare initiatives, she served for 10 years on the steering committee of Consumers United for Evidence Based Healthcare and internationally on the consumer advisory group to the Cochrane Collaboration. In these roles, she has represented consumers on guideline panels, served as a reviewer for PCORI, and delivered trainings for consumer advocates in effective consumer participation in evidence-based healthcare initiatives.

Currently she is on the Steering Committee for HERN, the Health Experience Research Network of the USA, a consortium of academic institutions  promoting  rigorous qualitative research methods to create patient narratives for consumer and provider education.  Dr. Warren holds a doctorate in counseling psychology and has 40 years of experience in the development and delivery of substance use, mental health and public health programs and services in healthcare and community settings.


Joshua D. Safer, MD, FACP, FACE

Executive Director
Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City

Joshua Safer is the Executive Director of the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City and Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Safer is a co-author of the Endocrine Society guidelines for the medical care of transgender patients, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care (SOC, version 8), the gender affirming hormone treatment sections for UpToDate, the most current transgender medical care review in the New England Journal of Medicine and the most current review of transgender medical care in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Safer was the inaugural president of the United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH).  Dr. Safer is currently a WPATH board member.  He also serves on the Global Education Institute (GEI) for WPATH and has been a scientific co-chair for multiple WPATH international meetings.