Erika Sullivan, MD (she/her)

Dr. Sullivan is a board certified family physician. She completed her residency in Family Medicine from the University of Utah in 2014. She attended medical school and graduate school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where she received both an MD and an MS degree in Pathology in 2011. She also attended the University of Hawaii, Manoa for graduate school, receiving her first MS in Microbiology in 2004. She is a proud graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received two bachelors degrees, a BA in French and a BS in Microbiology in 2001. Her professional interests include providing whole-person care to members of the LGBTQ community with a focus on HIV PrEP and gender affirming hormone therapy. Academically, she is interested in standardizing clinic work flow processes, advocating for resident education on LGBTQ topics and improving efficiency in electronic medical records. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her partner and their three children (technically two children and a dog), reading (and writing!) books, trying new restaurants, sewing, crafting, hiking and dancing.

IIBHN 2021 Presentation(s)

May 6, 2021, 9:45-12:00 (MST). Virtual

With Ariel Malan, MHA (she/her)

LGBTQIA+ Best Practices – Part 1

Topics: termininology, concepts and history of LGBTQIA+ identities, how to take an affirming sexual health history, and best practice for creating inclusive environments

Description: This workshop will explore foundational understandings of LGBTQIA+ communities through terminology, concepts, and history. Helping learners recognize the fluidity of sexual and gender expression through an intersectional lens.
We will highlight the importance of collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) demographic data of patients and how to take an affirming sexual health history.
Finally, learners will be able to identify best practice strategies for creating inclusive healthcare environments for patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall terminology and concepts critical to understanding LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Recall the history of gender diversity in the United States and historical milestones leading to greater healthcare access for LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Describe the 6P’s of taking a sexual health history and understand the importance of collecting SOGI data
  • Identify best practice strategies for creating inclusive healthcare spaces for patients

May 6, 2021, 12:30-2:30 (MST). Virtual

LGBTQIA+ Best Practices – Part 2

Topics: healthcare needs of LGBTQIA+ communities, HIV PrEP in primary care, and providing gender affirming hormone therapy for transgender people

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the determinants that can lead to poorer health outcomes in gender and sexual minorities and describe common healthcare disparities
  • Describe the preventive services that should be offered to LGBT-identified individuals in the primary care setting
  • Understand the epidemiology of HIV infection in the Intermountain West
  • Describe the two FDA-approved medications that can be prescribed to prevent HIV acquisition
  • Describe the WPATH criteria for providing gender affirming care to individuals seeking services for gender affirming care
  • Describe the basics of providing masculinizing and feminizing hormone therapy in a primary care setting
Raoul RolfesErika Sullivan, MD (she/her)