Nanette Gartrell, M.D.

Visiting Distinguished Scholar, The Williams Institute

Nanette Gartrell is a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute and holds a Guest Appointment at the University of Amsterdam. Previously on the faculties at Harvard and UCSF medical schools, she is the principal investigator of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), which since the 1980s has been following a cohort of planned lesbian families with children conceived through donor insemination. She has published extensively on this topic, including in The New England Journal of Medicine. Her investigations provide information to specialists in healthcare, family services, education, and public policy on matters pertaining to sexual minority parent families. Dr. Gartrell graduated Stanford University (B.A.), University of California-Davis (M.D.), and completed a psychiatry residency and fellowship at Harvard Medical School.