Kelly Gagnon, MPH

PhD Candidate

Kelly Gagnon is PhD student in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She is pursuing a certificate in LGBT Health and Wellness as part of her doctoral program. Prior to enrolling in this program, she earned a Master of Public Health degree from Southern Connecticut State University. Concurrently with her degree program, she was a Research Assistant at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Connecticut. In this role, she supported a research project investigating the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data and the improvement of primary care for LGBT patients at 10 FQHCs nationwide. This project was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, led by the National Association for Community Health Centers, and completed in partnership with The Fenway Institute. Her research interests include health information and health care access among sexual and gender minorities and how improvement of health information and health care access can decrease poor health outcomes among these populations.