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For ways to get involved with GLMA’s Health Professionals in Training Committee, click HERE.

Students and trainees have been involved in a multitude of ways, including:
• Committee leadership (learn more about current leadership below)
• Curricular Reform
• Social Media
• GLMA Ambassadors
• Advocacy
• Delegates to the medical student section of the American Medical Association
• Conference attendees, volunteers, and presenters

Meet the 2021-2022 HPiT Co-Chairs:


Jared Boot

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Jared Boot is a third-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Michigan School of Psychology and a second-year student in the LGBT Health Policy and Practice graduate certificate program at George Washington University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 2013 and his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago in 2016. During Jared's doctoral and certificate studies, he has attained certified membership within the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). He is also the outgoing WPATH student board representative and outgoing chair of the WPATH Student Initiative. Jared seeks to bring a humanistic element to the healthcare and treatment of LGBTQIA+ patients; he was awarded the Jill Benton Scholarship for Humanistic Psychology in 2018 and is currently the Senior Student Representative for the Society for Humanistic Psychology. Jared's research interests focus on intersectional identities within the LGBTQIA+ community and cultural safety training for clinicians. He was recently awarded funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan to focus on a study aimed at developing cultural safety training for rural mental health professionals in Michigan who treat transgender and gender diverse patients.


Allison Rhodes

Allison Rhodes is an MD/MPH candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine, Class of 2022. At Tufts, Allison served as Co-President of the Biomedical Queer Alliance, Tufts’ LGBTQ student affinity group. During the summer of 2018 she was a Tisch Summer Fellow working at Fenway Health to develop a Behavioral Health patient satisfaction survey. In 2018-2019, she served on the American Medical Association’s Medical Student Section Committee on LGBTQI+ Issues. Last year, Allison worked to further curricular health reform as Chair of the GLMA Health Professionals in Training’s Curricular Reform Committee. Allison currently serves as Medical Student Committee Chair of the AGLP: The Association of LGBT Psychiatrists. She is currently working on qualitative public health research to evaluate experiences with HPV vaccination among trans and gender-diverse individuals. Allison received a B.A. in Biology (Biochemistry track) and Anthropology (Global Health and Environment track) from Washington University in St. Louis.


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