Allegra Gordon, ScD, MPH is an Adjunct Faculty member at The Fenway Institute. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. She is also Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Research Scientist in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a faculty mentor with the Harvard Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED). Dr. Gordon is a social epidemiologist who uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand the mental and physical health impacts of discrimination and gender norms on the health of young people across sexual orientations and gender identities.
Her areas of interest include: measurement of sexual and gender diversity in survey research; gender expression and health behaviors among U.S. adolescents; the role 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 sexual health and wellbeing among young adults; and the harmful effects of weight stigma on the health of sexual and gender minority populations.