John P. Cullen

John P. Cullen

Citizen of Ireland and Permanent Resident of the United States, John is a Research Associate Professor at University of Rochester Medical Center and has recently accepted a position as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Rochester’s Clinical Translational Science Institute. A widely published, recipient of awards & honors, he has trained over 30 Post-Doctoral students and fellows. He has considerable experience in LGBT employment policy and healthcare. His efforts include a Patient Bill of Rights to include gender identity & expression and visitation policy granting equal visitation to LGBT patients and their visitors. He hopes to move from basic science research to applied patient care; he is increasingly interested in disparities in transgender healthcare.


Ph.D. ’99 in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Queens University of Belfast, Ireland
B.Sc. ’95 (Hons.) in Pharmacology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland


John was successful in getting the University of Rochester to provide transition-related coverage to treat gender dysphoria in student and employee health benefits plans. Click here for more info.