6500-Fortenberry, James
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James D. Fortenberry, MD, MS

Donald Orr, M.D. Professor of Adolescent Medicine

Bio

Dr. J. Dennis Fortenberry is Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Adolescent Medicine there. He also holds an adjunct appointment in epidemiology in the Fairbanks School of Public Health and is a member of the Center for Sexual Promotion at Indiana University.

Dr. Fortenberry is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine, the International Academy for Sex Research, the American STD Association, and the Society for Scientific Study of Sex. He is past president of the International Academy for Sex Research, president of the American STD Association, a fellow of the Society for Scientific Study of Sex, and past chair of the Board of Directors of the American Sexual Health Association.

His contributions have been recognized by the American STD Association Achievement Award in 2009, the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, and the Society for Scientific Study of Sex Lifetime Contributions Award in 2017.  Clinically, Dr. Fortenberry directs the Child and Adolescent Gender Health Program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

His research program has four major elements: adolescent health, sexuality and sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV prevention and treatment for adolescents. Dr. Fortenberry has received Federal research support continuously since 1987 and has published more than 320 commentaries, book chapters and peer-reviewed papers.

Titles & Appointments

  • Donald Orr, M.D. Professor of Adolescent Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
  • Education
    1989 MS University of Oklahoma
    1983 RES Bryn Mawr Hospital
    1981 RES University of Oklahoma
    1979 MD University of Oklahoma
    1975 BS Oklahoma State University
  • Research

    Health Protective and Health Risk Behaviors; STD; Epidemiology of Risk

  • Professional Organizations
    American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association
    International Academy for Sex Research
    Population Association of America
    Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
    Society for Research in Adolescence
    Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Adolescent Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Awards
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Trustees Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2007-01-01

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