Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology


Jaclyn White Hughto, PhD, MPH is a social epidemiologist with expertise in epidemiology, behavioral science, and mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) research. Her research includes designing and testing bio-behavioral interventions to reduce sexual risk and substance use behaviors as well as to optimize medication adherence (medications for opioid use disorder; antiretrovirals for HIV treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention) and engagement in care for individuals living with a substance use disorder and those at risk for or living with HIV.

Dr. Hughto has authored nearly 70 publications and her research has been cited in testimony before state and federal courts to advance the health of underserved communities.



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                        

Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences; Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health, 2019-

Adjunct Investigator, RAND Corporation, 2018-

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


Previous Positions            

Investigator, Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health, 2018-2019

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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