CHEST 20th Anniversary
    • About:

      Barbara E. Warren Psy.D., LMHC is Director of  LGBT Programs and Policies in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City where she is leading Mount Sinai’s implementation of the Human Rights Campaign’s and the Joint Commission’s guidelines for LGBT affirmative and culturally competent health care throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. She also holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Medical Education in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she is developing and delivering LGBT curricula.

      Previously Dr. Warren served as Distinguished Lecturer and Director, Center for LGBT Social Science and Public Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York. For over 21 years, Dr. Warren served on the senior management team of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City, where she was the inaugural Director for the Center’s behavioral health programs and as Director for Planning and Research was responsible for the Center’s local and national health policy and government relations initiatives.

      Dr. Warren holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Psychology and is also a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and a credentialed substance abuse prevention professional in New York State. She has over 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of substance abuse, mental health, HIV, and public health programs in community based settings. In addition to her work in the area of direct services, Dr. Warren has extensive experience in funding and policy initiatives representing the needs of LGBT and HIV consumers.

      Since 2004, she has been working with the US Cochrane Center as part of its consumer advisory initiative and is on the Steering Committee of Consumers United for Evidence Based Healthcare (CUE) and formerly served on the Steering Group for CCNet, the global consumer advisory group to the International Cochrane Collaboration.