The LGBTQ+ Health ECHO at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health provides comprehensive LGBTQ+ health training and offers culturally informed training taught by renowned clinicians with expertise in LGBTQ+ care. Learn how to integrate appropriate language and evidence-based guidelines into your practice as you navigate caring for this patient population.

The LGBTQ+ Health ECHO meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.

Register for LGBTQ+ ECHO

For any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Program Management Specialist, Caroline Kryder-Reid: 

Upcoming Curriculum Topics

Curriculum topics are subject to change

DateDidactic Topic
01/11/2023Gender-Affirming Surgeries & Procedures Part II
01/25/2023Gender-Affirming Surgeries & Procedures Part III

Recorded didactic presentations are available to our registered participants in our Canvas Resource Libary.

DateDidactic TopicSpeaker
02/09/2022Sexual Orientation and Gender IdentityYena Choi, MD (she/her/hers) and Stephanie Kerswill, MD (she/her/hers)
02/23/2022All Things QueerTyne Parlett (they/them/theirs)
03/09/2022Taking a Comprehensive and Inclusive Sexual Health HistoryJuan Carlos Venis, MD, MPHJ (he/him) • IU School of Medicine and Eskenazi Health
03/23/2022Utilizing Cultural Humility to Address Social Determinants of HealthRand Warden, MSW, LSW (all pronouns) • IU School of Social Work
04/13/2022Real Time: Sex Work and Sex Health: Tips from Lived/Shared ExperienceSylvia Thomas (she/her) • Step-Up Inc.
04/27/2022Syphilis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and TreatmentKassem Bourgi, MD (he/him)
05/11/2022Primary Care for Transgender/Gender Diverse (TGD) PatientsKelly O’Shaughnessey, AGPCNP-BC (she/her/hers) • Eskenazi Health
05/25/2022The Imperative of Telling Our StoriesEmma Vosicky, JD, MAT (she/her) • GenderNexus
06/08/2022Intersex: Bodies Beyond the BinaryBria Brown-King (she/they) • interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth
06/22/2022Testosterone Hormone TherapyKelly O'Shaughnessey, MS, AGPCNP-BC (she/her/hers) • Eskenazi Health
7/13/2022Gender Affirming Hormones: Feminizing SpectrumJanine Fogel, MD (she/her) Medical Director of the Gender Health Program at Eskenazi Health
7/27/2022Medical Treatment of Transgender Children & Early AdolescentsEric Meininger, MD, MPH (he/him/his)
08/10/2022Legal Landscape Impacting LGBTQ+ Healthcare and Health EquityKathleen Bensberg (she/her) | Interim Director of the LGBT Project, Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
08/24/2022Non-Traditional Relationship StructuresAlex Kemery, Ph.D., RN (he/him) | Associate Professor at the University of Indianapolis, School of Nursing
09/14/2022Addressing Sexual Pleasure in Clinical Care for Gender-Diverse Persons: A Sexual Embodiment PerspectiveJ. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS (he/him)
09/28/2022Monkeypox UpdatesBree Weaver, MD (she/her)
10/12/2022KinkTyne Parlett (they/them/theirs)
10/26/2022AsexualityJ. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS & Leda Fortier, MSW (they/them)
11/09/2022Gender-Affirming Surgeries (Part I)Ivan Hadad, MD (he/him)
11/23/2022Canceled for ThanksgivingN/A
12/14/2022Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender DysphoriaLuke Scheel, MD (he/him/his)
12/28/2022Canceled for the Holiday BreakN/A

Hub Team

Janine M. Fogel, M.D., CCFP, ABFM


Founder & Medical Director | Eskenazi Health Gender Health Program

Dr. Fogel is a leader in transgender health care. As well as serving on the board of directors of OutCare Health, she is a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine LGBTQ Health Care Committee, All IN for Health, and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and co-director of the LGBTQ Health Track for family medicine residents.  She has won several awards for her work in transgender care. 

J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS


Professor of Pediatrics | IU School of Medicine

Dr. J. Dennis Fortenberry is Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health. His research program focuses on sexual and reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, human immunodeficiency virus infections, and gender health. Dr. Fortenberry has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1987 and is author of more than 400 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and invited commentaries. Dr. Fortenberry’s clinical work currently focuses almost exclusively on health care of gender diverse youth. 

Eric Meininger, MD, MPH


Co-Director | Eskenazi Health Gender Health Program

Eric Meininger, MD, MPH is triple boarded in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Adolescent Medicine. He has a Master’s in Public Health in Community Health Education which he has used in translational work designing interventions and building clinical programs with community involvement.  He is currently the co-director of the Riley Children’s Adolescent Gender Health Clinic in Indiana.

Kelly O'Shaughnessy, AGPCNP-BC


Nurse Practitioner | Eskenazi Health Gender Health Program

O'Shaughnessey joined the Eskenazi Gender Health Program as a full-time Nurse Practitioner in December 2020 where she provides primary care services and gender-affirming hormone therapy to gender diverse patients. Previously, she spent 4 years working as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in the Student Health Center at Butler Unversity and has also worked PRN in the St. Vincent Immediate Care Centers since 2017. 

Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP


Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice | Purdue University

Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP is a clinical professor of pharmacy practice at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy and adjunct faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  She teaches psychiatric and neurologic pharmacotherapy at Purdue and didactics in psychopharmacology in the IU Psychiatry Residency Program. Carol is a clinical pharmacy specialist in outpatient psychiatry and gender health at Eskenazi Health, working under collaborative practice agreements in the Gender Health program to provide medication management and monitoring services.

Danielle Patterson, MD


Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry | IU School of Medicine

Danielle Patterson is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine.  She completed her Psychiatry Residency and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship training at IUSM and is board-certified in both.  She has also completed additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy through the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.  She leads the course on psychodynamic psychotherapy and directs the LGBTQ+ track for the IUSM Psychiatry residency.  Danielle serves as the staff psychiatrist at the Gender Health Program at Eskenazi Hospital. 

Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine | IU School of Medicine

Dr. Venis is an enthusiastic family physician with a dedication to education and a broad scope of evidence-based primary care practice for diverse populations. Trained in public health, Dr. Venis is passionate about social justice, health equity, relationship-centered communication, sexual health, and comprehensive care of LGBTQ+ patients with extensive experience in gender-affirming medical care.

Cecelia J. Vetter, MLIS


Liaison Librarian | Ruth Lilly Medical Library

Cecelia is a librarian at the IU School of Medicine Ruth Lilly Medical Library. She teaches critical appraisal and evidence-based medicine to Phase 1 medical students, conducts literature searches for systematic reviews, and teaches workshops on literature searching. Cecelia completed a post-graduate National Library of Medicine fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and her research interests include instructional assessment and consumer health information.

Morgan Younger, MSW, LSW, CCM


Program Coordinator | Eskenazi Health Gender Health Program

Morgan joined the Eskenazi Health Gender Health Program as the Program Coordinator in 2017. While in clinic, she assists patients with navigating their health insurance benefits and addresses medical social work needs. Morgan also provides frequent hospital-based training and community education, and she has presented at the local and national level about transgender-competent care. Morgan completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Bradley University and her Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She has been a Licensed Social Worker since 2006 and a Certified Case Manager since 2014.