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JT Huynh

University of California, Davis

Professional Medicine and Primary Care (Family Medicine)

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BIPOC

JT Huynh is a second-year medical student, Community Health Scholar, and academic researcher at Davis School of Medicine. JT worked for a decade as a community organizer and health educator before seeking medical training, serving in organizations focused on social justice and sexual and reproductive health. They are collaborating with local community organizations on several ground-breaking projects on health inequities among transgender youth experiencing homelessness (YEH). Their ultimate goal is to establish best practice guidelines for health professionals and inform policy initiatives for impactful intervention at all levels of the medical system to improve the health of transgender YEH. JT is also a sexual health counselor at the Gender Health Center in Sacramento as well as a trainer on LGBTQ-affirming healthcare. JT prioritizes mentorship and continues to mentor students they have known since their undergraduate years along with founding the Queer and Transgender Youth in Healthcare organization at their medical school. Additionally, JT serves as an advocate on the Gender-Affirming Care Advisory Board to direct the development of the new LGBTQ Health Center within the Davis hospital. JT is thrilled to continue their partnership with community members and improve their Spanish proficiency with the determination to be the best doctor possible.

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