Meet Dr. Mitchell Tepper

Mitchell Tepper, Ph.D. M.P.H. is Founder and President of The Sexual Health Network and SexualHealth.com.

Mitchell Tepper, Ph.D. M.P.H. is Founder and President of The Sexual Health Network and Sexualhealth.com as well as the Managing Director of the Health and Science Advisory Board of loveandhealth.info.

Dr. Tepper is a pioneer in the delivery of sexual health information online and a nationally recognized sexuality educator, researcher, author and advocate dedicated to ending the silence around issues of sexuality and disability. His years of research at Yale University, Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania have served as the basis for numerous professional, academic and public presentations, articles and chapters.

Dr. Tepper has a Master's degree in Public Health from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to academic credentials, Dr. Tepper, who grew up with Crohn's Disease and acquired a spinal cord injury at age 20, brings a lifetime of first-hand experience with chronic illness and disability to his work.

Dr. Tepper has been featured on CNN, Discovery, PBS and in popular press, including the NY Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and GQ.

Dr. Tepper along with Annette Owens are the editors of the forthcoming volumes on sexual health:

  • Tepper, M & Owens, A. (in press). Sexual health, Vol. I. Psychological Foundations (Vol. Eds.). In J. Kuriansky (Series Ed.) Sex, Love, and Psychology. Westport: Praeger Publishing.
  • Owens, A & Tepper, M. (in press). Sexual health, Vol. II. Physical Foundations (Vol. Eds.). In J. Kuriansky (Series Ed.) Sex, Love, and Psychology. Westport: Praeger Publishing.
  • Tepper, M & Owens, A. (in press). Sexual health, Vol. III. Moral and Cultural Foundations (Vol. Eds.). In J. Kuriansky (Series Ed.) Sex, Love, and Psychology. Westport: Praeger Publishing.
  • Owens, A & Tepper, M. (in press). Sexual health, Vol. IV. State-of-the-Art Research and Treatment (Vol. Eds.). In J. Kuriansky (Series Ed.) Sex, Love, and Psychology. Westport: Praeger Publishing

He also publishes a curriculum , Providing Comprehensive Sexual Health Care in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Continuing Education and Training for Health Professional. You can also read his Lived Experiences that Impede or Facilitate Pleasure and Orgasm in People with Spinal Cord Injury on his web site. Addtitionally, Dr. Tepper writes a monthly column in New Mobility magazine.

He has also served as President of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of Connecticut, Chair of Online Services for AASECT, and on the Board of Directors of The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. He was a regular guest lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine over a five year period and currently is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Education at Quinnipiac University.

Read excerpts from one of Dr. Tepper's publications, Letting go of restrictive notions of manhood: Male sexuality, disability and chronic illness.