Peer-Reviewed Articles

*: student (at time of preparation); †: senior author; ǂ: Community Advisory Board member.

  1. Agénor M, Unger ES*, McConnell M, Brown C*, Rosenthal MB, Haneuse S, Bowen DJ, Austin SB. Affordable Care Act state Medicaid expansion and human papillomavirus vaccination among adolescent and young adult U.S. women: A national study. Health Services Research. In press.
  2. Nelson KM, Skinner A, Stout CD, Raderman W, Unger E, Raifman J, Agénor M, Ybarra ML, Dunsiger SI, Austin SB, Underhill K. The history of minor consent laws for STI and HIV services in the United States: A comprehensive, longitudinal survey of state law. American Journal of Public Health. In press.
  3. Agénor M, Lett E*, Ramanayake N*, Zubizaretta D*, Murchison GR*, Eiduson R*, Gordon AR. Racial/ethnic differences in sexually transmitted infection testing among transgender men and nonbinary assigned female at birth young adults in the United States. Journal on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. In press.
  4. Murchison GR, Eiduson RE, Agénor M, Gordon AR. Tradeoffs, constraints, and strategies in transgender and nonbinary young adults’ romantic relationships: The identity needs in relationships framework. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. In press.
  5. Everett BG, Agénor M. Sexual orientation-related nondiscrimination laws and maternal hypertension among Black and white U.S. women. Journal of Women’s Health. In press.
  6. Agénor PR, Agénor M. Access to infrastructure and women’s time allocation: Implications for growth and gender equality. Journal of Macroeconomics. In press.
  7. Agénor M, Geller A, Crowley JS, Boyer C. The importance of structural interventions for advancing sexual health and health equity in the United States: A review of the evidence and recommendations for action on sexually transmitted infections. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In press.
  8. Lee H*, Operario D, Agénor M, Yi H, Choo S, Kim SS. Internalized homophobia and HIV testing among Korean gay and bisexual men: A study in a high-income country with pervasive HIV/AIDS stigma. AIDS Care. In press.
  9. Beccia AL*, Austin SB, Baek J, Agénor M, Forrester S, Ding EY, Jesdale WM, Lapane KL. Cumulative exposure to state-level structural sexism and risk of disordered eating: Results from a 20-year prospective cohort study. Social Science & Medicine.  In press.
  10. Lett E*, Asabor E*, Tran N*, Dowshen N, Aysola J, Gordon AR, Agénor M†. Sexual behaviors associated with HIV transmission among transgender and gender diverse young adults: The role of interpersonal and structural racism and transphobia. AIDS and Behavior. 2022. In Press.
  11. Agénor M, Geffen S*, Zubizaretta D*, Jones R, Giraldo S*, Caballero M*, Ramanayake N*, McGuirk A*, Gordon AR. Experiences of and resistance to multiple discrimination in health care settings among transmasculine U.S. young adults of color. BMC Health Services In Press.
  12. Agénor M, Lett E*, Murchison GR*, Tabaac AR, Dowshen N, Gordon AR. Gender-related health care discrimination and human papillomavirus vaccination among transgender and non-binary young adults in the United States. Transgender Health. 2022. In Press.
  13. Boehmer U, Jesdale BM, Streed CG, Agénor M†. Intersectionality and cancer survivorship: sexual orientation and racial/ethnic differences in physical and mental health outcomes among female and male cancer survivors. Cancer 2022;128:284-291.
  14. Agénor M, Pérez AE*, Solazzo AL, Beccia AL, Samnaliev M, Wu J, Charlton BM, Austin SB. Assessing variations in sexual orientation- and gender identity-related U.S. state laws for sexual and gender minority health research and action, 1996-2016. LGBT Health In Press.
  15. Pérez AE*, Agénor M†. Racial/ethnic and sexual orientation identity differences in the receipt of a sexual history assessment from a health care provider among women in the United States. Women’s Health Issues 2021. In Press.
  16. Agénor M, Zubizaretta D*, Geffen S*, Ramanyaka N*, McGuirk A*, Caballero Mǂ, Giraldo Sǂ, Bond K. “Making a way out of no way:” Understanding the sexual and reproductive health care experiences of transmasculine young adults of color in the United States. Qualitative Health Research 2022;32:121-134.
  17. Eiduson R, Murchison GR*, Agénor M, Suarez L, Gordon AR. Sexual healthcare experiences of nonbinary young adults. Culture, Heath & Sexuality2021;1-17. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2.
  18. Boyer CB, Agénor M, Willoughby JF, Mead A, Geller A, Yang S, Prado GJ, Guilamo-Ramos V. A renewed call to action for addressing the alarming rising rates of STIs in U.S. adolescents and young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health 2021;69:189-191.
  19. Jahn JL*, Krieger N, Agénor M, Leung M, Davis BA, Weisskopf MG, Chen JT. Gestational exposure to fatal police violence and pregnancy loss in U.S. core based statistical areas. EClinicalMedicine, The Lancet 2021. In Press.
  20. Agénor M, Pérez AE*, Wilhoit A*, Almeda F*, Charlton BM, Evans ML, Borrero S, Austin SB. Differences in contraceptive care among sexual orientation identity and racial/ethnic subgroups of U.S. women: A national probability sample study. Journal of Women’s Health. 2021. In Press.
  21. Janiak E, Braaten KP, Cottrill AA, Fulcher I, Goldberg AB, Agénor M†. Gender diversity among aspiration abortion patients. Contraception 2021. In Press.
  22. Agénor M, Murchison GR*, Najarro J*, Grimshaw A, Cottrill AA*, Janiak E, Gordon AR, Charlton BM. Identifying the range, nature, and research gaps in the scientific literature on reproductive health among transgender and gender diverse people: A scoping review. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters 2021;29:1886395.
  23. Tabaac AR, Benotsch EG, Agénor M, Austin SB, Charlton BM. Use of media sources in seeking/receiving sexual health information during adolescence among adults of diverse sexual orientations in a U.S. cohort. Sex Education 2021. In press.
  24. Agénor M, Perkins C*, Stamoulis C, Hall RD, Samnaliev M, Berland S*, Austin SB. Developing a database of structural racism-related state laws for health equity research and practice in the United States. Public Health Reports 2021. In press. 
  25. Baker AM*, Jahn JL*, Tan ASL, Katz-Wise SL, Viswanath K, Bishop RA*, Agénor M†. Sexual health information sources, needs, and preferences of young adult sexual minority cisgender women and non-binary individuals assigned female at birth. Sexuality Research and Social Policy 2021. In press.
  26. Agénor M, Pérez AE*, Tabaac A, Bond KT, Charlton BM, Bowen D, Austin SB. Sexual orientation identity disparities in mammography among White, Black, and Latina U.S. women. LGBT Health 2020;7:312-320.
  27. Peitzmeier SM, Malik M, Kattari SK, Marrow E, Stephenson R, Agénor M, Reisner SL. Intimate partner violence in transgender populations: Systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence and correlates. American Journal of Public Health 2020;110:e1-e14.
  28. Allen JD, Hollander J, Gualtieri L, Alacron Falconi TM*, Savir S, Agénor M. Feasibility of a Twitter campaign to promote HPV vaccine uptake among racially/ethnically diverse young adult women living in public housing. BMC Public Health 2020;20:830.
  29. Solazzo A, Agénor M, Austin SB, Chavarro J, Charlton BM. Sexual orientation differences in cervical cancer prevention among a cohort of U.S. women. Women’s Health Issues 2020;30:306-312.
  30. Jahn JL*, Chen JT, Agénor M, Krieger N. County-level jail incarceration and preterm birth among non-Hispanic Black and White U.S. women, 1999-2015. Social Science & Medicine 2020;250.
  31. Agénor M. Future directions in incorporating intersectionality into quantitative population health research. American Journal of Public Health 2020;110:803-806.
  32. Agénor M, Cottrill AA, Kay E, Janiak E, Gordon AR, Potter J. Contraceptive beliefs, decision-making, and care experiences among transmasculine young adults: A qualitative analysis. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 2020;52:7-14.
  33. Tran A*, Kaplan JA*, Austin SB, Davison K, Lopez G*, Agénor M†. “It’s all outward appearance-based attractions:” A qualitative study of body image among a sample of young gay and bisexual men. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health 2020;24:281-307.
  34. Peitzmeier SM, Bernstein IM*, McDowell MJ*, Pardee DJ, Agénor M, Alizaga NM*, Reisner SL, Potter J. Enacting power and constructing gender in cervical cancer screening encounters between transmasculine patients and health care providers. Culture, Health & Sexuality 2020;22:1315-1332.
  35. Agénor M. A reproductive justice approach to patient-centered, structurally-competent contraceptive care among diverse sexual minority U.S. women. American Journal of Public Health 2019 109;1626-1627.
  36. Agénor M, Murchison GR*, Chen JT, Bowen DJ, Rosenthal MB, Haneuse S, Austin SB. The impact of the Affordable Care Act on human papillomavirus vaccination initiation among lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual U.S. women. Health Services Research 2020;55:18-25.
  37. Solazzo A, Tabaac AR, Agénor M, Austin SB, Charlton BM. Sexual orientation inequalities during provider-patient interactions in provider encouragement of sexual and reproductive health care. Preventive Medicine 2019;126:105787.
  38. Agénor M, Pérez AE*, Koma JW, Abrams AJ, McGregor AJ, Ojikutu BO. Sexual orientation identity, race/ethnicity, and lifetime HIV testing among U.S. women and men: An intersectional approach. LGBT Health 2019;6:306-318.
  39. Tran A*, Suharlim C, Mattie H, Davison K, Agénor M, Austin SB. Dating app use and unhealthy weight control behaviors among a sample of U.S. adults: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Eating Disorders 2019;7:16.
  40. Murchison GR*, Agénor M, Reisner SL, Ryerson RJ. School restroom and locker room restrictions and sexual assault risk among transgender youth. Pediatrics 2019. In press.
  41. Jahn JL*, Bishop RA*, Tan ASL, Agénor M. Patient-provider sexually transmitted infection prevention communication among young adult sexual minority cisgender women and non-binary assigned female at birth individuals. Women’s Health Issues 2019;29:308-314.
  42. Agénor M, Kay E*, Jahn J*, Bishop R*, Peitzmeier SM, Potter J, Austin SB. Human papillomavirus risk perceptions among young adult sexual minority cisgender women and non-binary assigned female at birth individuals. Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2019;51:27-34.
  43. Agénor M, Pérez AE*, Peitzmeier SM, Potter J, Borrero S. Human papillomavirus vaccination initiation among sexual orientation identity and racial/ethnic subgroups of black and white U.S. women and girls: An intersectional analysis. Journal of Women’s Health 2018;27:1349-1358.
  44. Agénor M, Abboud S, Delgadillo JG*, Pérez AE, Peitzmeier SM*, Borrero S. Intersectional nativity and racial/ethnic disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination initiation among U.S. women: a national population-based study. Cancer Causes & Control 2018;29:927-936.
  45. Agénor M, Qureshi F*, McAdams-Mahmoud A*, Sawyer S*, Kacevich S, Curlin J*, Johnson K. Developing a community-academic partnership to promote mental health among racially/ethnically diverse girls in underserved communities. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 2018;12:321-328.
  46. Romero DR, Agénor M. Twenty years post U.S. welfare reform and state family caps aka child exclusion: an overdue assessment. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 2018;26:151-171.
  47. Muzny C, Pérez AE*, Eaton E, Agénor M. Psychosocial stressors and sexual health among Southern African American women who have sex with women. LGBT Health 2018;5:234-241.
  48. Agénor M, White Hughto JM, Peitzmeier SM, Potter J, Deutsch MB, Pardee DJ, Reisner SL. Gender identity disparities in Pap test use in a sample of binary and non-binary transmasculine adults. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2018;33:1015-1017.
  49. Agénor M, Pérez AE*, Peitzmeier SM, Borrero S. Racial/ethnic disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination initiation and completion among U.S. women in the post-Affordable Care Act era. Ethnicity & Health 2018;18:1-15.
  50. Pérez AE*, Agénor M, Garamel K, Operario D. Disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination initiation and completion by nativity status among U.S. adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2018;54:248-258.
  51. Trinh M*Agénor M, Austin SB, Jackson CL. Health and healthcare disparities among US women and men at the intersection of sexual orientation and race/ethnicity: A nationally representative cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 2017;17:964.
  52. Peitzmeier SM, Agénor M, Bernstein I*, McDowell M*, Alizaga NM*, Reisner SL, Pardee DJ, Potter J. “It can promote an existential crisis:” barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening for individuals on the transmasculine spectrum. Qualitative Health Research 2017;27:2138-2149.
  53. McDowell M*, Pardee DJ, Peitzmeier SM, Reisner SL, Agénor M, Alizaga N*, Bernstein I*, Potter J. Cervical cancer screening preferences among trans-masculine individuals: Patient-collected human papillomavirus vaginal swabs versus provider-administered Pap tests. LGBT Health 2017;4:252-259.
  54. Charlton BM, Reisner SL, Agénor M, Gordon AR, Sarda V, Austin SB. Sexual orientation disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination in a longitudinal cohort of U.S. males and females. LGBT Health 2017;4:202-209.
  55. Bailey ZD, Krieger N, Agénor M, Graves J, Linos N, Bassett M. Structural racism and health inequities: evidence and interventions. The Lancet 2017;389:1453-1463.
  56. Agénor M, Muzny CA, Schick VR, Austin EL, Potter J. Sexual orientation disparities in the utilization of sexual health services in a national probability sample of U.S. women. Preventive Medicine 2017;95:74-81.
  57. Jackson CL, Agénor M, Johnson DA, Austin SB, Kawachi I. Sexual orientation identity disparities in health behaviors, outcomes, and services use among men and women in the United States: a cross-sectional study.BMC Public Health 2016;6:807.
  58. Agénor M, Austin SB, Kort D*, Austin EL, Muzny CA. Sexual orientation and sexual and reproductive health among African-American sexual minority women in the U.S. South. Women’s Health Issues 2016;26:612-621.
  59. Agénor M, Peitzmeier SM, Gordon AR, Charlton BM, Haneuse S, Potter J, Austin SB. Sexual orientation identity disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination initiation and completion among young adult U.S. women and men. Cancer Causes and Control 2016;27:1187-1196.
  60. Agénor M, Peitzmeier SM, Bernstein I*, McDowell M*, Alizaga NM, Reisner S, Pardee DJ, Potter J. Perceptions of cervical cancer risk and screening among transmasculine individuals: patient and provider perspectives. Culture, Health & Sexuality 2016;18:1192-1206.
  61. Agénor M, McCauley H, Peitzmeier SM, Gordon AR, Haneuse S, Potter J, Austin SB. Sex of sexual partners and human papillomavirus vaccination among adolescent and young adult women in the United States. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2016;50:318-327.
  62. Potter J, Peitzmeier SM, Bernstein I*, Reisner SL, Alizaga M*, Agénor M, Pardee DJ. Cervical cancer screening for patients on the female-to-male spectrum: a narrative review and guide for clinicians. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2015;30:1857-1864.
  63. McCauley H, Silverman J, Decker M, Agénor M, Borrero S, Tancredi D, Miller E. Sexual and reproductive health indicators and intimate partner violence victimization among female family planning clinic patients who have sex with women and men. Journal of Women’s Health 2015;24:621-628.
  64. Agénor M, Peitzmeier SM, Gordon AR, Haneuse S, Potter J, Austin SB. Sexual orientation identity disparities in awareness and initiation of the human papillomavirus vaccine among U.S. women and girls: a national survey. Annals of Internal Medicine 2015;163:99-106.
  65. Agénor M, Bailey Z*, Krieger N, Austin SB, Gottlieb BR. Exploring the health care and cervical cancer screening experiences of black lesbian, bisexual, and queer women: the role of patient-provider Women & Health 2015:55;717-736.
  66. Bessett D, Prager J, Havard J*, Murphy DJ*, Agénor M, Foster AM. Barriers to contraceptive access after health care reform: experiences of young adults in Massachusetts. Women’s Health Issues 2015:25;91-96.
  67. Agénor M, Krieger N, Austin SB, Haneuse S, Gottlieb BR. At the intersection of sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and cervical cancer screening: assessing Pap test use disparities by sex of sexual partners among black, Latina, and white U.S. women. Social Science & Medicine 2014:116;110-118.
  68. Agénor M, Krieger N, Austin SB, Haneuse S, Gottlieb BR. Sexual orientation disparities in Papanicolaou test use among U.S. women: the role of sexual and reproductive health services. American Journal of Public Health 2014;104:e68-e73.
  69. Agénor PR, Agénor M. Infrastructure, women’s time allocation, and economic development. Journal of Economics 2014;2014:1-30.
  70. Agénor M, Collins PY. Preventing HIV among U.S. women of color with severe mental illness: perceptions of mental health care providers working in urban community clinics. Health Care for Women International 2013;34:281-302.
  71. Romero DR, Agénor M. U.S. fertility prevention as poverty prevention: an empirical question and social justice issue. Women’s Health Issues 2009;19:355-364.

Working Papers

  1. Agénor M, Qureshi F, McAdams-Mahmoud A, Sawyer SB, Johnson K, Kacevich S, Curlin J. Exploring body dissatisfaction among Black, Latina, and White pre-adolescent U.S. girls: A community-based participatory research study. Available at: Agenor et al. Body Image CBPR-FINAL 10.20.20.

Book Chapters

  1. Agénor M. What are the numbers? The epidemiology of cancer by sexual orientation and gender identity. In U Boehmer and E Ronit (Eds.), Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique Perspectives From Risk to Survivorship. New York: Springer, 2015.

Reports and Briefs

  1. Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Sexually Transmitted Infections: Adopting a sexual health paradigm. Vermund SH, Geller AB, Crowley JS, Eds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2021.
  2. Romero DR, Agénor M. Why policies meant to discourage poor women from having children are ineffective and punitive. Cambridge, MA: Scholars Strategy Network, 2018.
  3. Arons J, Agénor M. Separate and unequal: the Hyde Amendment and women of color. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress, 2010.
  4. Bessett D, Prager J, Havard J, Murphy D, Agénor M, Foster A. Young adults, health insurance, and access to contraception in the wake of health care reform: results from focus group discussions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Cambridge, MA: Ibis Reproductive Health, 2010.
  5. Agénor M, Pettitt Callahan K, Henchy G. Making WIC work for multicultural communities: best practices in outreach and nutrition education. Washington, DC: Food Research and Action Center, 2009.
  6. Agénor M, Havard J, Bessett D, Foster A. Young adults and the coverage of contraceptive services in the wake of health care reform: results from an assessment of young adult-targeted health plans in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Cambridge, MA: Ibis Reproductive Health, 2009.
  7. Agénor M, Ettinger de Cuba S, Rose-Jacobs R, Frank DA. The impact of food insecurity on the development of young, low-income black and Latino children. Washington, DC: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 2006.