Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH is the inaugural Gerald R. Gill Assistant Professor of Race, Culture, and Society in the Department of Community Health at Tufts University. As a social epidemiologist and health services researcher, Dr. Agénor investigates health and health care inequities in relation to various dimensions of social inequality – especially sexual orientation, gender identity, and race/ethnicity – using an intersectional lens. In particular, her research seeks to elucidate the social and policy determinants of sexual and reproductive health and cancer screening and prevention among socially and economically marginalized populations, especially women and girls of color, sexual minority women and girls, transgender and non-binary individuals, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people of color.
Dr. Agénor’s research has been published in leading public health and medical journals, including American Journal of Public Health, Social Science & Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Prior to joining the Tufts faculty, Dr. Agénor was Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Lecturer in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University, and a Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She holds a Doctor of Science (ScD) in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree (AB, magna cum laude with Honors) in Community Health and Gender Studies from Brown University.
Dr. Agénor is also a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University, adjunct faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The Fenway Institute, and Director of the at Tufts University.