Walter O. Bockting, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Associate Professor at the Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He is also on the university's graduate faculty of feminist studies. He directs the University of Minnesota Transgender Health Services, integrating clinical service, education, and research to promote the health and well-being of the transgender community. Dr. Bockting is the author of Transgender HIV Prevention: A Minnesota Response to a Global Health Concern, and editor of the International Journal of Transgenderism; Gender Dysphoria: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Clinical Management (Haworth); Transgender and HIV: Risks, Prevention, and Care (Haworth); Masturbation as a Means of Achieving Sexual Health (Haworth); and Transgender Health and HIV Prevention (Haworth). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality and the Journal of Homosexuality. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and is the Past-President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Joshua Mira Goldberg, has been involved in the transgender community since 1996, co-founding three transgender organizations and working on numerous policy, education, research, and legislative initiatives. As a community activist and health researcher Joshua led the community consultation that led to the creation of the Transgender Health Program, and coordinated the program's startup for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority from 2003. He is currently an Education Consultant for theprogram, focusing on development of advanced clinical training for health and social service professionals. Joshua is the author of numerous publications relating to transgender issues and has been an invited presenter at universities, colleges, and conferences speaking about transgender health and community development. His previous work includes Making the Transition: Providing Services to Trans Survivors of Violence and Abuse and Trans People in the Criminal Justice System: A Guide for Criminal Justice Personnel.