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.

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
  2. 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 Mar 01. PMID: 33646808
  3. 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
  4. 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. 2020 Oct 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33071166
  5. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.08.027;
  6. 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. 2020 Sep 24. PMID: 32970788
  7. Hartman-Munick SM, Gordon AR, Guss C. Adolescent body image: influencing factors and the clinician's role. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2020 08; 32(4):455-460. PMID: 32487854
  8. Guss CE, Eiduson R, Khan A, Dumont O, Forman SF, Gordon AR. "It'd Be Great to Have the Options There": A Mixed-Methods Study of Gender Identity Questions on Clinic Forms in a Primary Care Setting. J Adolesc Health. 2020 10; 67(4):590-596. PMID: 32402797
  9. Katz-Wise SL, Gordon AR, Burke PJ, Jonestrask C, Shrier LA. Healthcare Clinician and Staff Perspectives on Facilitators and Barriers to Ideal Sexual Health Care to High-Risk Depressed Young Women: A Qualitative Study of Diverse Clinic Systems. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2020 Aug; 33(4):363-371. PMID: 32145377
  10. Agénor M, Cottrill AA, Kay E, Janiak E, Gordon AR, Potter J. Contraceptive Beliefs, Decision Making and Care Experiences Among Transmasculine Young Adults: A Qualitative Analysis. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2020 03; 52(1):7-14. PMID: 31977155
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