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Penn Nursing Professor Named a Top 50 in Digital Health Honoree for 2022

José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations, Chair of Penn Nursing’s Department of Family & Community Health, and Founding Director of The Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative, has been named one of the top 50 in Digital Health for 2022 in the category of equity advocacy.

The Top 50 in Digital Health honors individuals from the digital health community for exceptional work in driving resources, bringing awareness, and pushing innovation toward better healthcare for all. These leaders are focused on advancing reproductive and maternal health equity for historically marginalized people, providing accessible and affordable gender-affirming care via telehealth, transforming stigma in the behavioral health system, and so much more.

Bauermeister is being recognized for how he uses social enterprise, community engagement, education, and research to further the sustained well-being of the LGBTQ+ community. Over the past 20 years, José has conducted extensive research on the unique health challenges faced by sexual and gender minority communities. His work focuses on synergizing systems-level interventions, community engagement, digital strategies, and clinical innovations to optimize the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ communities.

“Technology affords unparalleled opportunities to transform healthcare through accessible and culturally centered care,” said Bauermeister. “I am grateful for RockHealth’s recognition of my work in health equity and look forward to continuing this work through the Eidos’ commitment to multisectoral collaboration and impact.”