The Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania exists across spaces, connecting worlds.
We’re looking to connect and work with partners across sectors.
If you’re ready to transform LGBTQ+ health, please reach out to us.
Who We Are
Eidos brings the best Penn has to offer: our students, staff and faculty’s investment in social justice, and our world-class interdisciplinary expertise in cutting-edge intervention science across the 12 schools.
José Bauermeister, MPH, PHD
Founding Faculty Director, Eidos
José Bauermeister’s work focuses on synergizing systems-level interventions, community engagement, digital strategies, and clinical innovations to optimize the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ communities.
José has led projects funded by the NIH, CDC, Ford Foundation, MAC AIDS Fund, HopeLab, and Herb Ritts Foundation. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed publications. He is also the Albert M. Greenfield University Professor of Human Relations, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health in the School Nursing, and Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine. José is an Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellow, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Jessica Halem, MBA
Senior Director, Eidos
Jessica Halem inspires organizational change through inclusive communication strategies, evidence-based trainings and leadership development to advance LGBTQ+ health and well-being.
Jessica has 20 years of leadership in LGBTQ+ health, serving as Executive Director of the Lesbian Community Cancer Project in Chicago and the inaugural LGBT Director at Harvard Medical School. She has won awards from The Advocate, Howard Brown Health, Harvard, HERO, and GLMA. A sought-after speaker, she addresses LGBTQ+ health, workplace inclusion, and innovation using improv skills with start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and medical centers around the world. Jessica serves on the Board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation.
Kevin Schott, MA
Director of Engagement
Community collaborations, Student involvement
Jesse Golinkoff, MPH
Senior Innovation Manager
Digital health, Prototyping, User experience
James Wolfe, MS, NCC
Senior Innovation Manager
Motivational interviewing, Clinical trials, Youth-driven programs
Marley Molkentin, MA
Social Media, Digital Storytelling, Office admin
Willey Lin, MB
Graphic design, Biotechnology, Recruitment
Public health, Trans and Nonbinary health
Anna Sweeney, MS
Injury prevention, Community engagement, Qualitative data
Jessica Webster, MS, LPC
Trauma-informed care, Mental health, Injury prevention
Stephen Bonett, PhD, MA, RN
Public health service delivery, Community-partnered research, Policy
Dalmacio Dennis Flores, PhD, RN, FAAN
Family-based interventions, Sexual health communication
Dovie Watson, MD, MSCE
Gender affirming care, PrEP, HIV/STI prevention and care
Jennifer Tran, PhD
Mental health, Intersectionality, Narrative programs
Alana Richards, MA
Gender violence, IPV related health inequities, qualitative research
Qualitative Research Assistant