In honor of #PrideMonth, this podcast interview features an in-depth discussion about expanding access and equality in healthcare for transgender patients. Listen as Dr. Andrea L. Braden, MD talks about her work in providing medical services to the transgender community and what she believes is most important to understand when caring for this population.
Guest Speaker Bio
Dr. Andrea Braden is an Ob/Gyn and board-certified lactation specialist who has dedicated her career to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the medical profession. She currently serves as a co-investigator with researchers from the Grady Trauma Project on a 2 NIH-funded studies that seek to understand the ties between trauma exposure and pregnancy outcomes in African-American patients who receive care at Grady Memorial Hospital. Furthermore, Dr. Braden is one of the founding physicians for Grady Memorial Hospital’s Gender Center, a multi-disciplinary clinic that addresses the specific health care needs of the trans population.
Dr. Braden also acts as a physician mentor and works to help change the way healthcare providers interact with their patients by centering them in care decisions. Her passion comes from first-hand experiences of how difficult it can be for people from underrepresented communities to access quality health care. Dedicated to addressing the problem head-on, she strives to empower individuals and healthcare providers through education, community building, and leadership.
Learn more about the Emory Transgender Clinic in Atlanta, GA.
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