- LGBTQIA+ health, particularly gender affirming care for transgender people
- LGBTQIA+ conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting
- Public health
- Health equity and social justice as they relate to health disparities among marginalized and vulnerable populations
- Midwifery model of care
- Global health
- Frontier Nursing University - Master of Science in Nursing (ADN-MSN)
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (American Midwifery Certification Board)
Lex Londino, MSN, MSPH, CNM, OBGYN NP, is a certified nurse midwife with The GW Medical Faculty Associates. Lex's formal education includes an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in 2006 from Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY, a Master of Science in Nursing/Midwifery in 2011 from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY, and a Master of Science in Public Health in 2020 from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. Lex has trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings, including community and tertiary care hospitals, high-risk obstetrics, birth centers, ambulatory care, emergency department, short-stay surgical, endocrinology, home-based care, and sexual/reproductive health clinics. Lex owned and operated their own independent homebirth midwifery practice in upstate NY for five years prior to moving to Baltimore.
In addition to providing clinical care, Lex has been involved with multiple community-based projects and initiatives. In 2017, Lex created and launched an online childbirth preparation course that is LGBTQIA+ and POC inclusive. In 2018, they collaborated with other midwives from around the country to found the Queer and Transgender Midwives Association, the first professional organization dedicated to the advancement, support, and education of queer and transgender midwives. While a graduate student at Johns Hopkins, Lex worked at several research projects examining access to health care and health seeking behaviors among underserved populations, such as transgender people, men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and people who inject drugs. Lex is passionate about providing high-quality, affirming care to all people, examining the intersections between health, gender, sexuality, and race, and being a strong advocate for health equity among marginalized populations.
Lex is the proud parent of two beautiful adult children, ages 22 and 20. Lex lives in Baltimore with their partner, daughter, three cats, and many plants. Lex identifies as non-binary and uses they/them/theirs pronouns. Their hobbies/interests include cooking, reading, roller skating, sewing, and hiking.