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

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MPH, Columbia University
BS, Swarthmore College

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 online environments (particularly social media environments) on substance use and disordered eating behaviors among transgender and gender-diverse young adults; barriers to and facilitators of access to HIV prevention services and sexual health and wellbeing among transgender and gender-diverse young adults; and the harmful effects of weight stigma on the health of 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

Online environments and women’s health: Opportunities for supporting health among women across the life course
03/07/2022 - 12/26/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Allegra Gordon, ScD, MPH
Ernst & Young U.S. LLP

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 - 03/29/2023 (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. Katz-Wise SL, Ranker LR, Korkodilos R, Conti J, Nelson KM, Xuan Z, Gordon AR. Will all youth answer sexual orientation and gender-related survey questions? An analysis of missingness in a large U.S. survey of adolescents and young adults. Psychol Methods. 2024 Apr 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38573664; DOI: 10.1037/met0000652;
  2. Gordon AR, Roberts S, Silverstein S, Rose KL, Lopez E, Calzo JP. What is needed for eating disorder prevention for transgender and gender diverse young adults? Findings from asynchronous online focus groups. Body Image. 2024 Mar; 48:101667. PMID: 38101273; PMCID: PMC10922438; DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2023.101667;
  3. Gordon AR, Beccia AL, Egan N, Lipson SK. Intersecting gender identity and racial/ethnic inequities in eating disorder risk factors, symptoms, and diagnosis among U.S. college students: An intersectional multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity and discriminatory accuracy. Int J Eat Disord. 2024 Jan; 57(1):146-161.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37933620; PMCID: PMC10842502; DOI: 10.1002/eat.24089;
  4. Sonneville KR, Thurston IB, Gordon AR, Richmond TK, Weeks HM, Lipson SK. Weight Stigma Associated With Mental Health Concerns Among College Students. Am J Prev Med. 2024 Feb; 66(2):260-268.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37758003
  5. Agénor M, Lett E, Murchison GR, Tabaac AR, Dowshen N, Gordon AR. Gender-Related Health Care Discrimination and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Transgender and Nonbinary Young Adults in the United States. Transgend Health. 2023 Aug; 8(4):389-395. PMID: 37525839; PMCID: PMC10387145; DOI: 10.1089/trgh.2021.0077;
  6. Edouard VB, Foley M, Gordon A, Garfield S, Dincer L, Nelson KM. Online environments and women's health: an industry-academic public health research partnership to improve health inequities. Front Public Health. 2023; 11:1176198.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37521982; PMCID: PMC10382618; DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1176198;
  7. Eisenstadt BE, Murchison GR, Soulliard ZA, Gordon AR. Body Image and High-Risk Weight and Shape Control Behaviors Among Transgender and Nonbinary Young Adults: The Role of Sexual Assault. LGBT Health. 2023; 10(8):586-594. PMID: 37410994; PMCID: PMC10712357; DOI: 10.1089/lgbt.2022.0324;
  8. Gordon AR, Egan KA, Wang ML, Ziyadeh NJ, Kenney EL, Rosario M, Austin SB. Weight-based discrimination and disordered eating behaviors in a cohort of U.S. sexual minority young adults. Int J Eat Disord. 2023 Oct; 56(10):1983-1990.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37345224; PMCID: PMC10592576; DOI: 10.1002/eat.24015;
  9. Murchison GR, Aguayo-Romero RA, Lett E, Katz-Wise SL, Agénor M, Gordon AR. Transgender/nonbinary young adults' exposure to cissexism-related social stressors: Variation across gender groups. Soc Sci Med. 2023 Jul; 329:116013. PMID: 37315357; PMCID: PMC10710666; DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116013;
  10. Johns MM, Gordon AR, Andrzejewski J, Harper CR, Michaels S, Hansen C, Fordyce E, Dunville R. Differences in Health Care Experiences among Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth by Gender Identity and Race/Ethnicity. Prev Sci. 2023 Aug; 24(6):1128-1141. PMID: 37086334
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