Brittany Charlton

Dr. Brittany Charlton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. She earned a Doctor of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology in May of 2014. Dr. Charlton’s research interests include contraceptives, HPV/cervical cancer, and LGBT health disparities. She also holds academic appointments at the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previously, Dr. Charlton worked on Capitol Hill in the Offices of Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY10) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as well as for non-profit organizations including NARAL and the Center for Reproductive Rights. She has also worked as a political strategist with groups such as the Center for American Progress and she completed a year of national service in AmeriCorps, during which she was based at New York’s LGBT Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Charlton holds a BA from The New School and an MSc in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.


ScD in Epidemiology, 2014, Harvard School of Public Health
MSc in Epidemiology, 2011, Harvard School of Public Health
BA in Liberal Arts, 2007, The New School

Research Interests

Reproductive/sexual health; Contraceptives; HPV/cervical cancer; LGBT health disparities

Academic Appointments

Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014-Present
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lecturer, 2014-Present
Statens Serum Institut (Copenhagen, DK), Visiting Scientist, 2013-Present
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Ob/Gyn Epidemiology Center, Research Trainee, 2010-14
Boston Children’s Hospital/Channing Division of Network Medicine, Research Assistant, 2010-14


Publication list from Google Scholar


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