Allegra Gordon
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Allegra R Gordon, ScD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

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.

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH931
  • SPHSB818

Publications

  • Published on 6/15/2022

    Plummer RS, Alter Z, Lee RM, Gordon AR, Cory H, Brion-Meisels G, Reiner J, Topping K, Kenney EL. "It's Not the Stereotypical 80s Movie Bullying": A Qualitative Study on the High School Environment, Body Image, and Weight Stigma. J Sch Health. 2022 Jun 15. PMID: 35702896.

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  • Published on 6/14/2022

    Goldhammer H, Grasso C, Katz-Wise SL, Thomson K, Gordon AR, Keuroghlian AS. Pediatric sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in the electronic health record. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 Jun 14; 29(7):1303-1309. PMID: 35396995.

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  • Published on 6/6/2022

    Kiekens WJ, Fish JN, Gordon AR, Russell ST. Everyday Discrimination and Alcohol use among Sexual Minority Adults in a U.S. National Probability Sample. Subst Use Misuse. 2022; 57(9):1383-1391. PMID: 35658825.

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  • Published on 6/4/2022

    Lett E, Asabor EN, Tran N, Dowshen N, Aysola J, Gordon AR, Agénor M. Sexual Behaviors Associated with HIV Transmission Among Transgender and Gender Diverse Young Adults: The Intersectional Role of Racism and Transphobia. AIDS Behav. 2022 Jun 04. PMID: 35661016.

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  • Published on 5/23/2022

    Campbell CK, Hammack PL, Gordon AR, Lightfoot MA. "I Was Always Trying to Figure It Out… on My Own Terms": Structural Barriers, the Internet, and Sexual Identity Development among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer People of Different Generations. J Homosex. 2022 May 23; 1-23. PMID: 35605228.

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  • Published on 3/26/2022

    Romano KA, Lipson SK, Beccia AL, Quatromoni PA, Gordon AR, Murgueitio J. Changes in the prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of eating disorder symptoms from 2013 to 2020 among a large national sample of U.S. young adults: A repeated cross-sectional study. Int J Eat Disord. 2022 Jun; 55(6):776-789. PMID: 35338504.

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  • Published on 3/21/2022

    Agénor M, Geffen SR, Zubizarreta D, Jones R, Giraldo S, McGuirk A, Caballero M, Gordon AR. Experiences of and resistance to multiple discrimination in health care settings among transmasculine people of color. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 21; 22(1):369. PMID: 35307008.

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  • Published on 3/7/2022

    Frederick DA, Hazzard VM, Schaefer LM, Rodgers RF, Gordon AR, Tylka TL, Pennesi JL, Convertino L, Parent MC, Brown TA, Compte EJ, Cook-Cottone CP, Crerand CE, Malcarne VL, Nagata JM, Perez M, Pila E, Thompson JK, Murray SB. Sexual orientation differences in pathways from sociocultural and objectification constructs to body satisfaction: The U.S. Body Project I. Body Image. 2022 Jun; 41:181-194. PMID: 35272100.

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  • Published on 3/2/2022

    Frederick DA, Gordon AR, Cook-Cottone CP, Brady JP, Reynolds TA, Alley J, Garcia JR, Brown TA, Compte EJ, Convertino L, Crerand CE, Malcarne VL, Nagata JM, Parent MC, Pennesi JL, Perez M, Pila E, Rodgers RF, Schaefer LM, Thompson JK, Tylka TL, Murray SB. Demographic and sociocultural predictors of sexuality-related body image and sexual frequency: The U.S. Body Project I. Body Image. 2022 Jun; 41:109-127. PMID: 35247866.

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  • Published on 2/24/2022

    Frederick DA, Crerand CE, Brown TA, Perez M, Best CR, Cook-Cottone CP, Compte EJ, Convertino L, Gordon AR, Malcarne VL, Nagata JM, Parent MC, Pennesi JL, Pila E, Rodgers RF, Schaefer LM, Thompson JK, Tylka TL, Murray SB. Demographic predictors of body image satisfaction: The U.S. Body Project I. Body Image. 2022 Jun; 41:17-31. PMID: 35220024.

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