Allegra Gordon, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MPH, Columbia University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Allegra Gordon is a social epidemiologist who uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand the mental and physical health impacts of discrimination as well as the effects of gender norms and stereotypes on the health of young people across sexual orientations and gender identities. She earned her doctorate in Social & Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Women, Gender, and Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She holds an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences with a concentration in Sexuality and Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a BA in Education and Environmental Studies from Swarthmore College. Current projects examine: the relationship between gender expression and health behaviors among U.S. adolescents; the effects of the social and policy environment on substance use and health-related quality of life among three generations of sexual minorities; the links between body image, intimate relationships, and sexual health among transgender and non-binary young adults; and experiences with weight stigma and eating disorders risk factors among sexual and gender minority populations.

Social Media and Substance Use Risk and Resilience Among Gender Minority Emerging Adults
08/01/2021 - 07/31/2026 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

CFAR: Multi-level determinants of PrEP awareness, attitudes, access, and experiences in a national survey of transgender and gender diverse U.S. young adults
04/01/2021 - 03/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID

Understanding how youth experience weight stigma and the role of weight-focused intervention programs in U.S. schools
11/01/2019 - 10/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College NIH NCATS

Legal protection from weight discrimination: a potential macro-environmental lever to prevent eating disorders
11/01/2019 - 09/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College NIH NCATS

Eating Disorders Prevention for Transgender Young Adults: An Intervention Mapping Approach
11/01/2019 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College NIH NCATS


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  1. Agénor M, Murchison GR, Najarro J, Grimshaw A, Cottrill AA, Janiak E, Gordon AR, Charlton BM. Mapping the scientific literature on reproductive health among transgender and gender diverse people: a scoping review. Sex Reprod Health Matters. 2021 Dec; 29(1):1886395. PMID: 33625311; PMCID: PMC8011687; DOI: 10.1080/26410397.2021.1886395;
  2. Eiduson R, Murchison GR, Agénor M, Suarez L, Gordon AR. Sexual healthcare experiences of nonbinary young adults. Cult Health Sex. 2021 Oct 17; 1-17. PMID: 34657546
  3. Jhe GB, Mereish EH, Gordon AR, Woulfe JM, Katz-Wise SL. Associations between anti-bisexual minority stress and body esteem and emotional eating among bi+ individuals: The protective role of individual- and community-level factors. Eat Behav. 2021 Dec; 43:101575. PMID: 34757266
  4. Katz-Wise SL, Boskey ER, Godwin EG, Thomson K, Post J, Gordon AR. "We're Moving in the Right Direction. Still a Long Way to Go": Experiences and Perceptions of the Climate for LGBTQ+ Employees at a Pediatric Hospital. J Homosex. 2021 Jun 11; 1-19. PMID: 34115579
  5. Gordon AR, Fish JN, Kiekens WJ, Lightfoot M, Frost DM, Russell ST. Cigarette Smoking and Minority Stress Across Age Cohorts in a National Sample of Sexual Minorities: Results From the Generations Study. Ann Behav Med. 2021 06 02; 55(6):530-542. PMID: 32970788; PMCID: PMC8171804; DOI: 10.1093/abm/kaaa079;
  6. Hartman-Munick SM, Silverstein S, Guss CE, Lopez E, Calzo JP, Gordon AR. Eating disorder screening and treatment experiences in transgender and gender diverse young adults. Eat Behav. 2021 04; 41:101517. PMID: 33962139
  7. Duffy ME, Calzo JP, Lopez E, Silverstein S, Joiner TE, Gordon AR. Measurement and construct validity of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire Short Form in a transgender and gender diverse community sample. Psychol Assess. 2021 May; 33(5):459-463. PMID: 33646808
  8. Solazzo AL, Tabaac AR, Gordon AR, Rosario M, Austin SB, Charlton BM. The Prospective Association of Internalized Sexual Prejudice during Adolescence with Binge Drinking, Smoking, and Disordered Weight Control Behaviors in Adulthood. Journal of Bisexuality. 2020; 20(4):383-399. View Publication
  9. Gordon AR, Austin SB, Schultz J, Guss CE, Calzo JP, Wang ML. Gender Expression, Peer Victimization, and Disordered Weight-Control Behaviors Among U.S. High School Students. J Adolesc Health. 2021 06; 68(6):1148-1154.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33071166
  10. Nelson KM, Gordon AR, John SA, Stout CD, Macapagal K. "Physical Sex Is Over for Now": Impact of COVID-19 on the Well-Being and Sexual Health of Adolescent Sexual Minority Males in the U.S. J Adolesc Health. 2020 12; 67(6):756-762.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33039273; PMCID: PMC7683377; DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.08.027;
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