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


Jaclyn White Hughto, PhD, MPH is a social epidemiologist with expertise in epidemiology, behavioral science, and mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) research. Her research examines the individual, interpersonal, and structural drivers of health inequities, with a focus on the impact of stigma on the health of sexual and gender minority populations, people who use drugs, and those living with HIV. Her research also includes the development and testing of bio-behavioral interventions to prevent and treat substance use disorder, HIV, and poor mental health in diverse populations domestically and internationally.


As of July 2022, Dr. Hughto has authored more than 100 publications, and her research has been cited in testimony before state and federal courts to advance the health of marginalized populations.


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PhD, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, 2017

MPH, Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 2010

BA, Psychology, Boston University, 2006


Current Appointments and Positions                        

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

Adjunct Investigator, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 2018-


Previous Positions            

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

Research Analyst, Epidemiology, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 2014-2018

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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