Brittany Charlton

Dr. Brittany Charlton is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute in the Department of Population Medicine and at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology. She is also the Co-Director of the Harvard SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Health Equity Research Collaborative and Adjunct Faculty at The Fenway Institute. Dr. Charlton is known as a leading scholar documenting reproductive health and cancer disparities, particularly those affecting sexual and gender minorities. The second focal area of her research is on contraception use and family planning among people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. She is the Course Director of classes across the university including “Gender and Health (WGH211)” at the School of Public Health. In the realm of professional development, Dr. Charlton designs and leads a number of mentoring initiatives; for example, she facilitates workshops for mentors and mentees in her role as a Certified Facilitator through the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences and she founded the Harvard Sexual and Gender Minority Health Mentoring Program—the first mentor training program of its kind.