Sal Volpe

Course Director, Transgender Health

Sal Volpe is a third-year medical student at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. They are originally from New York City and received their B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior as well as their M.A. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University. At Downstate, they hold leadership positions in the PRIDE Club, Student Liaison Committee, and the school’s AMSA Chapter. Their areas of research include quality improvement, patient-centered technologies, cerebrovascular disease, and addressing health disparities in neurodivergent, queer and trans, and non-English speaking populations. Sal’s recent research efforts include the development of an infographics app in English and Spanish for people living with HIV and presentation of a LGBTQIA+ inclusive sexual history taking module made with classmates, including co-facilitator Joya Ahmad, at AMSACon 2022, for which they received an award in the AMSA Academy Scholars Programs and Institutes Participant Projects category.