Yale University

Madina Agénor, M.P.H., Sc.D.

Roles:
  • Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)
Contact:
(617) 432-3756

Biography:

Dr. Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She holds a Doctor of Science in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Master of Public Health in Sociomedical Sciences from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Harvard Educational Program in Cancer Prevention, she completed postdoctoral training in social epidemiology, cancer prevention, and LGBTQ health. In her scholarship, Dr. Agénor uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate intersectional inequities in sexual and reproductive health among U.S. adolescents and young adults, especially in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or race/ethnicity. Specifically, Dr. Agénor's research aims to elucidate and address the multilevel determinants of sexual and reproductive health services use (including cervical cancer screening, HPV vaccination, HIV and STI testing, and contraception) among young sexual and gender minorities, with a particular focus on adolescent and young adult lesbian, bisexual, and queer women and transmasculine individuals (i.e., individuals assigned a female sex at birth who self-identify as men, male, or a non-binary gender identity along the transmasculine spectrum) of color. As part of the REIDS fellowship, Dr. Agénor will investigate how individual- (e.g., HIV and STI risk perceptions), interpersonal- (e.g., patient-provider communication), and structural- (e.g., institutional discrimination) level factors influence access to and utilization of HIV and STI testing among Black, Latinx, Asian, and Native transmasculine individuals using surveys and focus group discussions. Her REIDS mentor is Dr. Linda Niccolai.

For more information about Dr. Agénor's research, please visit: www.hsph.harvard.edu/madina-agenor/.