Yale University

Madina Agénor, Sc.D., M.P.H.

Roles:
  • Gerald R. Gill Assistant Professor of Race, Culture, and Society, Department of Community Health, Tufts University
  • Director, Sexual Health and Reproductive Experiences (SHARE) Lab, Tufts University
  • Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)
Contact:
(617) 627-5744

Biography:

Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH is Gerald Gill Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health at Tufts University. She holds a Doctor of Science in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 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 and cancer screening and prevention, especially in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, and race/ethnicity. Specifically, Dr. Agénor's research aims to elucidate the multilevel determinants of sexual and reproductive health and cancer screening and prevention services use (including cervical cancer screening, HPV vaccination, HIV and STI testing, and contraception) among women and girls of color, lesbian, bisexual, and queer women and girls, transgender individuals, and LGBTQ people of color. As part of the REIDS fellowship, Dr. Agénor is investigating 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 transmasculine individuals of color using surveys and focus group discussions. Her REIDS mentors are Dr. Linda Niccolai and Dr. Trace Kershaw.