Spring Half Day Conference – Date TBD – Gender Health & Gender Curiosity in Adolescents

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Jenifer K. McGuire, PhD, MPH is Professor of Family Social Science and Extension Specialist at the University of Minnesota. She earned a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies in 2003, an MPH in 2001, and an MS in Family Studies in 1998, all from the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on the role of gender identity and sexual orientation in health, well-being and family relationships.  Her research examines how social contexts like schools and families influence the well-being of trans and gender non-conforming young people. Her current focus is on a broad spectrum of gender identity development and family relationships among transgender and genderqueer identified youth and young adults.

Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, is the Chief Education Officer for Children’s Minnesota, Chief of Staff, pediatrician in the Children’s Minneapolis Primary Care clinic and medical director of Children’s Gender Health Program. Dr. Goepferd has been with Children’s for 16 years, and in that time has been an advocate for advancing equitable healthcare for all children. Dr. Goepferd is a leader in the LGBTQ community who is driving equitable care for LGBTQ youth, particularly transgender and gender diverse youth and is a sought-after speaker and trainer on these topics. They were a member of the LGBT Standards of Care Advisory board, developing the first healthcare standards for LGBT people in the state of Minnesota, a recipient of one of the inaugural Business of Pride awards from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2018 and winner of a special recognition award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2019 for their advocacy and education about caring for LGBTQ youth. Dr. Goepferd has been named a Top Doctor by both Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and Minnesota Monthly for the last several years and gave their first TED talk, “The Revolutionary Truth about Kids and Gender Identity” at TEDx Minneapolis in 2020.