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Sari Reisner, Sc.D.

Sari Reisner, Sc.D.

Associate Professor
U-M Primary Appointment

Dr. Sari Reisner (he/him) is an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health. His research seeks to understand and mitigate health inequities for traditionally underserved populations at the intersection of mental and physical health outcomes. Dr. Reisner brings deep expertise in LGBTQ+ health and transgender and gender-diverse population health, community-engaged research methods and peer-delivered interventions, cohort study and clinical trial design, and social determinants of health. His work utilizes a “participatory population perspective” to work “with” not “on” communities to promote health equity.

Dr. Reisner earned a doctoral degree in social and psychiatric epidemiology from Harvard, where he also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious disease epidemiology. Before joining the University of Michigan, he was an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He retains an adjunct appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard.

Research interests: 

Transgender and gender-diverse population health, LGBTQIA+ health inequities, mental health and substance use, HIV prevention and care, social determinants of health, community-engaged research methods and interventions, healthcare access and quality, global health, health-related sequelae of stigma, adolescents and young adults.