Madina Agénor

Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH is Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity at Brown University School of Public Health. She is also Adjunct Faculty at The Fenway Institute and leads the Sexual Health and Reproductive Experiences (SHARE) Lab. As a social epidemiologist, Dr. Agénor investigates the structural and social determinants of sexual and reproductive health and cancer screening and prevention among marginalized U.S. populations—especially sexual minority women, transgender and gender diverse young adults, Black women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people of color—using an intersectional lens and a mixed-methods research approach. Dr. Agénor completed postdoctoral research training in cancer prevention equity at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2013-2015) and was Visiting Research Faculty at the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (2017-2019). She holds a Doctor of Science (ScD, 2013) in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Women, Gender, and Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a Master of Public Health (MPH, 2008) in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree (AB, 2005) in Community Health and Gender Studies from Brown University. 

Scholarly Interests

Cancer Prevention, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Intersectionality, LGBTQ+ health, Patient-provider interactions, Sexual and Reproductive health, Social determinants of health, Social Epidemiology, Structural discrimination, Women's health

Affiliated Departments

School of Public Health