Brookline, MA

Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Representing: Clinicians
Term ends August 2022

Jennifer Potter, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has dedicated her career to enhancing patient care outcomes for women, LGBTQ populations, and cancer survivors by acquiring niche clinical expertise, developing clinical quality improvement innovations, creating educational blueprints to disseminate best practices, and catalyzing institutional climate change as an academic leader. Passionate about community-based participatory principles, Potter applies them not only in research, but in clinical and medical education arenas, as well. Currently, Potter is a primary care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; co-chair of The Fenway Institute, an interdisciplinary center for LGBTQ health research, training, education, and policy development; and an advisory dean at HMS, where she is partnering with students to develop a wellness and mental health program and co-leading curricular integration initiatives focused on sexual and gender minority, health equity, and trauma-informed care. A key feature of these initiatives is active involvement of community members (students in the former instance, patients who live in surrounding neighborhoods in the latter) in developing curricular materials, serving as teachers, evaluating outcomes, and addressing community-identified health priorities.

Conflicts of Interest

As of March 6, 2019

  • American College of Physicians, Royalties
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Employer
  • Harvard Medical School, Employer
  • The Fenway Institute, Employer
  • Association of American Medical Colleges, Volunteer
  • MedEdPORTAL, Associate Editor


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Panel / Committee