Erica Smith, MEd

Erica Smith, MEd

Erica Smith, MEd, is a support group coordinator in the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic and the Adolescent Initiative Juvenile Justice Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Areas of Expertise: HIV prevention, Juvenile justice, LGBTQ youth, Transgender and gender variant children and youth
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Erica Smith, MEd, coordinates the social and support groups for the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, as well as co-facilitates the group for transgender and gender nonconforming teens and young adults. Erica works primarily with the Adolescent Initiative Juvenile Justice Program, providing comprehensive sexuality education, HIV prevention services, and advocacy for delinquent and dependent LGBTQ youth and young women at the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center. She also provides LGBTQ youth competency training for second year residents in Adolescent Medicine. Her areas of interest and expertise include sexual and gender minority youth and adolescent sexual health in the juvenile justice system.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Women's Studies - Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Graduate Degree

MEd in Human Sexuality - Widener University, Chester, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Support Group Coordinator

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Gender and sexuality
Transgender youth
Juvenile justice