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

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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.

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


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  1. Charlton BM, Hatzenbuehler ML, Jun HJ, Sarda V, Gordon AR, Raifman JRG, Austin SB. Structural stigma and sexual orientation-related reproductive health disparities in a longitudinal cohort study of female adolescents. J Adolesc. 2019 07; 74:183-187.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31238178
  2. Watson RJ, Veale JF, Gordon AR, Clark BA, Saewyc EM. Risk and protective factors for transgender youths' substance use. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Sep; 15:100905. PMID: 31193847; DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100905;
  3. Lowry R, Johns MM, Gordon AR, Austin SB, Robin LE, Kann LK. Nonconforming Gender Expression and Associated Mental Distress and Substance Use Among High School Students. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 11 01; 172(11):1020-1028. PMID: 30264092; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.2140;
  4. Charlton BM, Gordon AR, Reisner SL, Sarda V, Samnaliev M, Austin SB. Sexual orientation-related disparities in employment, health insurance, healthcare access and health-related quality of life: a cohort study of US male and female adolescents and young adults. BMJ Open. 2018 07 26; 8(6):e020418. PMID: 30049672; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020418;
  5. Martos AJ, Wilson PA, Gordon AR, Lightfoot M, Meyer IH. "Like finding a unicorn": Healthcare preferences among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in the United States. Soc Sci Med. 2018 07; 208:126-133. PMID: 29803970; DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.020;
  6. Gordon AR, Conron KJ, Calzo JP, White MT, Reisner SL, Austin SB. Gender Expression, Violence, and Bullying Victimization: Findings From Probability Samples of High School Students in 4 US School Districts. J Sch Health. 2018 04; 88(4):306-314. PMID: 29498058; DOI: 10.1111/josh.12606;
  7. Adhia A, Gordon AR, Roberts AL, Fitzmaurice GM, Hemenway D, Austin SB. Childhood Gender Nonconformity and Intimate Partner Violence in Adolescence and Young Adulthood. J Interpers Violence. 2018 Apr 01; 886260518770643. PMID: 29683080; DOI: 10.1177/0886260518770643;
  8. Calzo JP, Katz-Wise SL, Charlton BM, Gordon AR, Krieger N. Addressing the dearth of critical gender analysis in public health and medical pedagogy: an interdisciplinary seminar to generate student-created teaching examples. Crit Public Health. 2019; 29(1):18-26. PMID: 30778277; DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2017.1419166;
  9. Diemer EW, White Hughto JM, Gordon AR, Guss C, Austin SB, Reisner SL. Beyond the Binary: Differences in Eating Disorder Prevalence by Gender Identity in a Transgender Sample. Transgend Health. 2018; 3(1):17-23. PMID: 29359198; DOI: 10.1089/trgh.2017.0043;
  10. Allen E, Gordon A, Krakower D, Hsu K. HIV preexposure prophylaxis for adolescents and young adults. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 29(4):399-406.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28598901
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