Here’s a brief introduction to the core staff of Young Men’s Health (YMH), who generate content and features on the site. Medical fellows and other Boston Children’s Hospital health care professionals contribute to the development of content.
Dr. S. Jean Emans, Co-Founder
Dr. Emans is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School, Chief Emeritus of the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, and the Director of the Office of Faculty Development at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is the author of several textbooks, including Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (5th edition, 2005), and more than 150 medical articles. She has lectured extensively around the world on many reproductive health topics. A co-founder of Young Men’s Health, Dr. Emans edits all of our health guides. In 2006, she was honored with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Adele Dellenbaugh Hofmann Adolescent Health Award. Dr. Emans feels passionately about empowering adolescents to take care of their health.
Phaedra Thomas, RN, BSN, Co-Director
Phaedra Thomas is a nurse educator, experienced project leader, and lead author and editor of our curricula and health guides. As Co-Director of the Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health Site, she coordinates the Children’s Hospital League’s Resource Center, the Youth Advisory Program, and the Peer Mentoring Program. In 2003 Phaedra received the David Weiner Award for her leadership and innovations in teen health. She is passionate about empowering adolescents to understand and take the best possible care of their heath.
Sara Forman, MD, Clinical Chief, Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Dr. Forman works in the Adolescent Clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is the Clinical Chief for the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine. Dr. Forman works with our male peer educators on how to improve doctors’ communication with teens. She supervises the peer educators when they do practice interviews with the doctors in training at Children’s Hospital. She is very committed to improving the care that the clinic gives to young men. She is also a very enthusiastic Red Sox fan!
Katy Doughty is the CYWH’s graphic designer and media coordinator. She manages the CYWH and YMH websites, designs all print and web material, and helps ensure that all information posted is clear and accurate. Katy is passionate about helping young people worldwide to understand their bodies and their health through accessible and educational online information.
Jill R. Kavanaugh, MLIS, AHIP, Media Consultant
Jill R. Kavanaugh is the part-time Media Consultant for the YMH. Jill provides support to the Media Coordinator and the Web Developer, assisting with both technical and content tasks. Additionally, Jill has a background in media studies, and creates evidence-based content for teens and parents on how media and technology can affect the health and development of children and adolescents.
Brian Keller, Web Developer
Brian Keller builds new features for the CYWH and YMH websites. He is very experienced in developing educational and nonprofit websites and is devoted to using the modern web as an essential tool to help and educate people everywhere.