Investigator in Epidemiology


Jaclyn M. White Hughto, PhD, MPH is a social epidemiologist with expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis. Her research aims to [1] document the structural-, interpersonal-, and individual-level factors that contribute to health inequities for sexual and gender minorities and other marginalized populations; and [2] develop and test community-based interventions to improve the health of at-risk communities.

Dr. Hughto has co-authored nearly 50 publications and her research has been cited in testimony before state and federal courts to advance the health of gender minorities.



Ph.D., Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, 2017

M.P.H., Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 2010

B.A., Psychology, Boston University, 2006


Current Appointments and Positions                        

Investigator, Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health, 2018-

Adjunct Faculty, RAND Corporation, 2018-

Research Analyst, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 2014-


Previous Positions            

Project Director, Epidemiology, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 2012-2014

Project Manager, Epidemiology, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 2010-2012

Associate Account Executive, Government Affairs (Public Relations), Ketchum, 2006-2008

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