Williams Institute Scholar of Public Policy

The Williams Institute is proud to announce the promotion of Dr. Jody L. Herman to Williams Institute Scholar of Public Policy.WilliamsPortraits_1318

Jody has been with the Williams Institute since 2010, when she began her tenure as Peter J. Cooper Fellow and Manager of Transgender Research. Through her research, Jody has provided critical analysis and insights in the areas of voter ID laws, transition-related health care costs provided by employers, transgender parenting, transgender military service in the U.S., and mental health and suicide. Most recently, Jody led efforts with the GenIUSS group to develop and publish the GenIUSS Report, which offers best practices on gender identity data collection efforts.

 “I am thrilled to continue my research at the Williams Institute on issues that impact transgender people, including access to health care, access to the voting booth, and the ability to be counted in our national surveys,” said Herman.  “I have been privileged to work with this excellent team of scholars to produce high-quality research to inform public policies around the country, and I look forward to our continued work together.” 

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