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.
- Published on 9/25/2023
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. 2023 Sep 25. PMID: 37758003.
- Published on 7/28/2023
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.
- Published on 7/14/2023
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. PMID: 37521982.
- Published on 7/6/2023
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 Jul 06. PMID: 37410994.
- Published on 6/21/2023
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. PMID: 37345224.
- Published on 6/9/2023
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.
- Published on 4/22/2023
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.
- Published on 2/22/2023
Katz-Wise SL, Perry NS, Nelson KM, Gordon AR, Ybarra ML. Sexual Fluidity in Identity and Behavior Among Cisgender Youth: Findings from the Longitudinal Growing up with Media Study. J Pediatr. 2023 Jun; 257:113355. PMID: 36822509.
- Published on 12/15/2022
Katz-Wise SL, Ranker LR, Gordon AR, Xuan Z, Nelson K. Sociodemographic Patterns in Retrospective Sexual Orientation Identity and Attraction Change in the Sexual Orientation Fluidity in Youth Study. J Adolesc Health. 2023 Mar; 72(3):437-443. PMID: 36528519.
- Published on 12/5/2022
Agénor M, Lett E, Ramanayake N, Zubizarreta D, Murchison GR, Eiduson R, Gordon AR. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Among Transgender Men and Nonbinary Assigned Female at Birth Young Adults in the United States: a National Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Dec 05. PMID: 36469284.
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