Ren Grabert received their Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Temple University, and Master of Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. Ren comes to KCH with 14 years of experience working in sexuality education, with a focus on comprehensive sex education for healthcare providers and inclusivity and accessibility in sex education and healthcare settings.
Ren has held several roles providing sexuality education for healthcare providers and within healthcare settings. They were the Program Director of a Chicago-based organization that improves access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare by training healthcare providers in pregnancy options counseling, contraceptive care, miscarriage management and more. Ren developed and piloted Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital’s first ever clinical sexuality education program. This program was designed to enable physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers to comfortably discuss sexual health matters with adolescent patients, with a specific focus on transgender youth. Ren has also served as a small group facilitator and facilitator coordinator for the American Medical Student Association’s Sexual Health Leadership Course and has been a guest lecturer to social work, psychology, public health, and medical students across the U.S. They are excited to bring lessons from these experiences in the field to the classroom and to support students in their learning and professional growth.