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Brittany M. Charlton, ScD

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital
Phone: (857) 218-5463


bcharlton@mail.harvard.edu

Brittany M. Charlton, ScD

Boston Children's Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Research Associate, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My epidemiologic research primarily focuses on reproductive health and cancer. One area of my work examines the development and prevention of sexual orientation-related disparities with a focus on topics such as teen pregnancy, HPV/Pap tests, and cancer. A second area of my research investigates the health effects of using contraceptives.

Publications

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  • Gordon AR, Krieger N, Okechukwu CA, Haneuse S, Samnaliev M, Charlton BM, Austin SB. Decrements in health-related quality of life associated with gender nonconformity among U.S. adolescents and young adults. Qual Life Res 2017. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Corliss HL, Spiegelman D, Williams K, Austin SB. Changes in Reported Sexual Orientation Following US States Recognition of Same-Sex Couples. Am J Public Health 2016; 106:2202-2204. PubMed
  • 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 US women and men. Cancer Causes Control 2016; 27:1187-96. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS, Chan AT, Lee JE, Cao Y, Missmer SA, Rosner BA, Hankinson SE, Willett W, Wu K, Michels KB. A prospective study of oral contraceptive use and colorectal adenomas. Cancer Causes Control 2016; 27:749-57. PubMed
  • Rosario M, Li F, Wypij D, Roberts AL, Corliss HL, Charlton BM, Frazier AL, Austin SB. Disparities by Sexual Orientation in Frequent Engagement in Cancer-Related Risk Behaviors: A 12-Year Follow-Up. Am J Public Health 2016; 106:698-706. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Mølgaard-Nielsen D, Svanström H, Wohlfahrt J, Pasternak B, Melbye M. Maternal use of oral contraceptives and risk of birth defects in Denmark: prospective, nationwide cohort study. BMJ 2016; 352:h6712. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Wu K, Zhang X, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS, Missmer SA, Rosner B, Hankinson SE, Willett WC, Michels KB. Oral contraceptive use and colorectal cancer in the Nurses' Health Study I and II. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2015. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Corliss HL, Missmer SA, Frazier AL, Rosario M, Kahn JA, Austin SB. Influence of hormonal contraceptive use and health beliefs on sexual orientation disparities in Papanicolaou test use. Am J Public Health 2014; 104:319-25. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Rich-Edwards JW, Colditz GA, Missmer SA, Rosner BA, Hankinson SE, Speizer FE, Michels KB. Oral contraceptive use and mortality after 36 years of follow-up in the Nurses' Health Study: prospective cohort study. BMJ 2014; 349:g6356. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Corliss HL, Missmer SA, Rosario M, Spiegelman D, Austin SB. Sexual orientation differences in teen pregnancy and hormonal contraceptive use: an examination across 2 generations. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013; 209:204.e1-8. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Carwile JL, Michels KB, Feldman S. A cervical abnormality risk prediction model: can we use clinical information to predict which patients with ASCUS/LSIL Pap tests will develop CIN 2/3 or AIS? J Low Genit Tract Dis 2013. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Corliss HL, Missmer SA, Frazier AL, Rosario M, Kahn JA, Austin SB. Reproductive health screening disparities and sexual orientation in a cohort study of U.S. adolescent and young adult females. J Adolesc Health 2011; 49:505-10. PubMed
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