VIDEO: Culturally Competent Care—LGBT


Barbara E. Warren, Psy.D.

Director, LGBT Programs and Policies

Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Mount Sinai Health System

Barbara E. Warren Psy.D., LMHC, is Director for LGBT Health Services at Mount Sinai Beth Israel/Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. For the past two years she served as Distinguished Lecturer and Director, Center for LGBT Social Science and Public Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York. For over 21 years, Dr. Warren served on the senior management team of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City, where she was the inaugural Director for the Center’s behavioral health programs and as Director for Planning and Research was responsible for the Center’s local and national health policy and government relations initiatives.

Dr. Warren holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Psychology and is also a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and a credentialed substance abuse prevention professional in New York State. She has over 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of substance abuse, mental health, HIV, and public health programs in community based settings.

Kellan Baker

Associate Director, LGBT Research and Communications Project

Center for American Progress

Kellan Baker is a Senior Fellow with the LGBT Research and Communications Project at American Progress, where his work includes improving data collection about LGBT populations, working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on a range of LGBT health policy priorities, and advancing gay and transgender issues internationally. In addition to his federal policy work, Baker directs the LGBT State Exchanges Project, which partners with LGBT and consumer health advocates in numerous states to build health equity for LGBT communities in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Baker is an affiliated faculty member for LGBT health policy at the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at the Fenway Institute and has consulted on LGBT health and health disparities with The Joint Commission and the Open Society Foundations. He holds a B.A. with high honors from Swarthmore College and an M.P.H. in global public health policy and an M.A. in international development from George Washington University, where he was elected to the Delta Omega Public Health Honors Society.

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