Elizabeth (Lizzie) Glaeser (she/her/hers) is the Coordinator of Research & Dissemination at the Ackerman Institute’s Gender and Family Project. She has worked with GFP Director, Jean Malpas since 2012 through GenFamNYC, a networking group for providers of gender expansive youth. She previously served as the GFP Program Manager (2013–2016) and is currently helping to implement research and developing programs and protocols at the Gender and Family Project.
A 2012 graduate of New York University, she earned a B.S. in Applied Psychology, with minors in Gender and Sexuality studies and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her work now focuses on multicultural and social justice in mental health specifically with the gender-expansive community. Previous to TC, she worked as a Research Associate at the IDEAS Center at The Child Study Center at NYU Medical Center on various projects aimed at improving mental health services for children and families in low resource environments. Her work has been featured in journals, textbooks of cultural sensitivity, and best practices with transgender individuals. She has also worked with Bellevue’s Survivor of Torture Program, the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), and in non-profit work in with refugee populations in West Africa.