I'm Derrick (they/them), CEO and Co-Founder of Queerly Health. AMA about healthtech and more!
Hi Makers! I'm the CEO and Co-Founder of Queerly Health, a NYC based startup leveraging digital health to bridge the gap between the LGBTQ+ community and safe, comprehensive, and culturally competent health and wellness providers. I see a near future, where all health and wellness settings are LGBTQ+ inclusive. Until then, there's Queerly Health: a marketplace of vetted and trained providers for LGBTQ+ competency and telehealth tools, like online scheduling. Our goal is to one day eliminate LGBTQ+ health disparities by circumventing existing barriers to access and filling in gaps in access. I got my start in tech by becoming a software engineering student at Flatiron School and a member of Out in Tech and StartOut. Prior to starting Queerly Health, I achieved a Master’s Degree in Human Development & Social Intervention at NYU with an Advanced Certification in LGBTQ+ Health, Education, and Social Services. I also worked on NIH funded clinical research studies and directed a NYC funded LGBTQ+ youth program. AMA about coding bootcamps, breaking into tech, starting a company, community building, working in the digital health space or anything else. I'll answer questions on Friday, February 14th.