Dr. Itai Jeffries

Dr. Itai Jeffries

Program Director

“Indigiqueer Elders and young people and their willingness to share their stories, live boldly, and their bravery navigating a healthcare system not built with us in mind, inspires me to do the work I do.”

Itai Jeffries, PhD (they/them/y’all) is a Yesah/Occaneechi Two Spirit educator, qualitative researcher, and equity consultant. They co-manage the Paths (Re)Membered Project at NPAIHB, a 2SLGBTQ+ health equity initiative, and are a firm partner of biwa|Emergent Equity, Inc., a racial equity and organizational development firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Itai has worked and contracted across a large variety of roles including serving their people on the Occaneechi Health Circle, and with institutions such as Centers for Disease Control, National Association for Chronic Disease Directors, the American Public Health Association, the Seattle Indian Health Board, the Na’ah Illahee Fund, and with several community-based organizations.

Trans and Gender Affirming Care ECHO Program

Itai is the Program Manager for the Trans and Gender Affirming Care ECHO Program, which is designed to coach providers in giving appropriate, high-quality care to gender-diverse patients.

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