Senior Director of Programs, Mount Sinai Health System
Jennifer Irwin is the Senior Director of Programs at the Institute for Advanced Medicine at Mont Sinai Health Systems. In her role she provides leadership for the sexual and reproductive prevention, care and treatment programs within the health system. Jennifer has been working in public health for 25+ years of working to promote health equity with an expertise in providing services for youth, LGBTQ communities and communities of color. Prior to joining Mount Sinai as the Clinic Director of the Peter Krueger Clinic and Mount Sinai Beth Israel, she was the Deputy Executive Director at the adolescent sexual health and HIV program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. As the Deputy Executive Director for HEAT (Health and Education Alternative for Teens) she designed and implemented programs and evidence-based interventions targeting LGBTQ youth-particularly young men who have sex with men and transgender young women of color, and young cis-gender women of color.
Jennifer is the co-founder of the Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition in NYC, where she helps to create a safe space for young women to gather and discuss the social determinants of health in their communities that put young women at risk for HIV/STIs, trauma, violence and work with them to create advocacy and educational campaigns and awareness events for young people across NYC. Jennifer is committed to working for social, gender, racial and economic justice in both her professional and personal life.