Kieran P. Todd (they/them) is a first-year Population Health Sciences doctoral student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Their work and research focus on addressing structural factors, primarily racism and sexism, that influence masculine identity development and subsequent health outcomes. Kieran’s prior work examined how transmasculine individuals developed and reimagined their masculinity across the life course related to smoking and alcohol behaviors.
Prior to pursuing their PhD, Kieran worked as a Project Manager at the Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities (CSHD) at the University of Michigan managing multiple transgender-related health studies including measuring intimate partner violence in trans communities and exploring masculine identity development in transmasculine individuals.
Kieran attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, before transferring and receiving their B.A (Economics and Public Policy) and MPH at Michigan State University. Kieran is also a Graduate Student Affiliate with the Harvard SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Health Equity Research Collaborative.