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About Jack

Jack Turban MD MHS is a writer and resident physician in child and adolescent psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where he researchers the mental health of transgender youth.

Dr. Turban’s research and writing have appeared in The New York Times, Vox, The New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American, STAT, Psychology Today, JAMA PediatricsJAMA Psychiatry, The American Journal of Public Health, and The Journal of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, among others.

He has provided interviews and technical consulting to NPR’s All Things Considered, ABC’s 20/20 with Diane Sawyer, NBC News, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Vox, Reuters, GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Bustle, MedscapeUS News & World Report,  and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Turban graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with a B.A. in neurobiology before becoming the resident director of the Harvard neuroscience abroad program in Italy. He earned his MD and MHS degrees from Yale School of Medicine, where he was an HHMI medical research fellow and graduated with highest honors with an award winning thesis entitled, “Evolving Treatment Paradigms for Transgender Youth.”

He is currently a resident physician in child and adolescent psychiatry at The Massachusetts General Hospital & McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School). He is co-editing a textbook about pediatric gender identity for Springer and has several active research projects through The Fenway Institute, The McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, and in collaboration with The U.S. Veteran’s Health Administration and Yale School of Medicine. He is a member of the media committee of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the communications council of The American Psychiatric Association.

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