Lisa Henry-Reid, MD
A pediatrician with board certification in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Lisa Henry-Reid is Chair of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Stroger Hospital. She has lectured locally and nationally and published on a variety of topics in the area of adolescent health including reproductive health, health disparities and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. Dr. Henry-Reid was the Principal Investigator for the NICHD funded “REACH Study,” a five year multi-site natural history study of HIV/AIDS in youth ages 12-18 years infected via unsafe sexual practices and/or illicit drug use. She is currently the co-principal Investigator of the NICHD funded Adolescent Medicine Trials Network Cooperative and principal investigator of Connect-To-Protect, a community mobilization effort to decrease the incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS among females ages 13-24 in the Lawndale community. Dr Henry-Reid has served as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS and participates as a reviewer for the Journal of Adolescent health care, and Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Henry-Reid has been the recipient of several local awards including the 2003 “Unsung Black Hero” from the Chicago Tribune and WGN television, the Jaime Martinez Award of excellence in HIV/AIDS care for youth populations, the 2005 Westside HIV/AIDS Regional Planning Council Bennet Williams Award as a pioneer for HIV/AIDS awareness, advocacy and service coordination in communities of color, the 2007 community physician of the year award from the Chicago Defender Charities, and was recently profiled by Channel 7 as a person you should know as part of their 2008 Black History series. She was also the inaugural recipient of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Civic Leadership award in 2012.