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Ben Parchem, PhD (he/him), is the Randi and Fred Ettner Fellow in Transgender Health at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health. Dr. Parchem earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from George Washington University. He completed clinical training at Children’s National (integrated primary care, HIV mental health services, gender and autism) and Phoenix Children's Hospital (pediatric specialty care, pediatric gender health). Dr. Parchem’s research focuses on the sexual, physical, and mental health of sexual and gender diverse communities. Currently, Dr. Parchem provides assessment and therapy services to gender-diverse children, adolescents, and young adults and contributes to intersectional research projects aiming to ameliorate health disparities and promote well-being among LGBTQ+ youth, particularly youth of color.