Staff and Contributors
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 of Young Men's Health
Dr. Emans is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School, Chief 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.
Judith Siegel, MSW, LICSW
Director of Social Work, Boston LEAH program, Children’s Hospital Boston
Judith Siegel is the Director of Mental Health Services in the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Program at Children’s Hospital Boston. She has many years experience with teens and adults in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, colleges, and in private practice. Ms. Siegel has co-authored and edited most of the emotional health guides on our website and also contributed to our Teen Safe curriculum.
Sara Forman, MD
Director of Medical Student and Resident Training
Dr. Forman works in the Adolescent Clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is the Director of medical student and resident training 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!
Amanda Kohn, BFA
Amanda Kohn is a graphic and web designer who works on various projects including the CYWH and YMH websites, newsletters, print materials, and health guides, all of which help impart essential health information to our readers. Amanda feels passionately about the role creatives can play in facilitating social change, and strives to make the world a better place by touching peoples hearts with design.
Adrianne Goncalves, BA
Youth Advisory Program Coordinator
Adrianne Goncalves coordinates the CYWH's Youth Advisory Program. She works closely with the youth advisors in creating programming and providing them with day to day supervision and scheduling. She is also the coordinator of Boston Children's Hospital's LEAH program (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health), which provides resources and training for health care providers.