Imelda Reyes is an expert in health care. She is a Clinical Professor at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Her research focuses on obesity in children and the parental role in children’s health. She works in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ximena Lopez is dedicated to patient care, clinical research and teaching at the UT Southwestern/Children’s Medical Center Dallas.
As medical director and founder of the GENder Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, her current primary focus is the care of transgender adolescents. The GENECIS program provides comprehensive mental and endocrine care for youth with gender dysphoria.
Lopez also studies the changes in psychological outcomes in adolescents with gender dysphoria followed in the GENECIS program, most of them on endocrine therapy. Her other research interests include type 2 diabetes and obesity, from interventional physiology on insulin secretion in adults, to the role of ceramides in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes in children, to multicenter trials on new type 2 diabetes drugs.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the GENder , Education and Care Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center
Areas of Expertise: Mental and Endocrine Care of Transgender Adolescents, Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity
Location: Dallas, TX (But splits time between Plano)
Dwayne Proctor is the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Senior Adviser to the president and director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which works to improve health and healthcare. Previously, he was an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he taught “public health, medical and dental students health communications and health marketing approaches for engaging multi-ethnic populations.”
Proctor previously was a Fulbright Fellow in Senegal where he investigated the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS risk messages.
Senior Adviser to the President and Director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Areas of Expertise: Obesity,Childhood Obesity, Public Health, Health Care, Medicine, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Health Care for Low Income/Minority Communities, Health Communications