Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld is a senior associate dean, tenured professor of anesthesiology and director of the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment” at the Medical College of Wisconsin – a $470-million statewide health philanthropy. He serves on the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, and is a combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan.
For the past two decades, Dr. Ehrenfeld has advocated on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals. In 2018, in recognition of his outstanding research contributions, he received the inaugural Sexual and Gender Minority Research Investigator Award from the director of the NIH. Today, he’ll share with us some of the unique health disparity issues faced by the LGBTQ community, and steps we can take to advance health equity for all Americans.