Brittany Charlton

Brittany Charlton is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include contraceptives, HPV/cervical cancer, and LGBT health disparities. She holds academic appointments at the OB/GYN Epidemiology Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark. Brittany previously 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. Brittany 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, 2006, The New School

Research Interests

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

Academic Appointments

Statens Serum Institut (Copenhagen, DK), Visiting Scientist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Ob/Gyn Epidemiology Center, Research Trainee
Boston Children’s Hospital/Channing Division of Network Medicine, Research Assistant


Publication list from Google Scholar


Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
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Boston, MA 02115