Echo Meyer – Faculty Diversity Award Winner
Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics Departments Consultation Liaison Programs
Founder and Co-Director, Gender Wellness and Equality Clinic (GWE)
Chief of Psychology, School of Medicine
Echo Meyer, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics with the Consultation Liaisons Programs and she is the Founder and Co-Director of the Gender Wellness and Equality Clinic (GWE). She developed the clinic and curriculum to provide educated and informed evaluation on gender identification and expression in transgender and gender non-binary individuals ages 3-28. Her goal was to serve as a resource locally for high quality gender informed psychiatric and psychological consultation to individuals and their families exploring or undergoing gender-affirming treatments and to provide psychological consultation to other partners providing care for individuals seeking gender-affirming interventions. At the large state hospital level, this is the first and hard-fought clinic of its kind. An overarching plan has always been to collaborate with transgender care providers to improve quality of care and to follow the most recent standards of care published by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and educate coordinating providers on relevant recommendations.
Dr. Meyer is also the Child and Adolescent Psychologist with the UNC Healthcare BEACON program and a member of the UNC Healthcare board on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). She is the Chief of Psychology at the School of Medicine. Echo has been committed to finding ways to care for gender non-binary, trans fluid, transgender and bi-gender children and younger adults since she moved to NC in 2001. She is grateful for the people she has known and for the integration of care for people are are non-cisgender. The UNC model of care for emotional well-being support is unique, integrative and welcoming to people of all financial levels. Dr. Meyer is involved in planning for models of care throughout the state of North Carolina.