Dr. Circe J. Gray Le Compte, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Circe LeCompte

Dr. Circe J. Gray LeCompte serves as Director of Health Services Research and Evaluation at HealthHIV. She has worked with HealthHIV for nearly ten years in different capacities. In her current role, she facilitates the evaluation of several programs and manages the agency’s original “state of” surveys, which assess the landscape of health in a range of areas, including LGBTQ health, telehealth, and HIV care provision. LeCompte earned her Master of Science and Doctor of Science degrees from Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she majored in social and behavioral sciences theory/research methods, and racial and sexual/gender minority health. Her independent research inquiries have focused on the use of novel interventions, such as soap operas and PhotoVoice, to improve the health outcomes of medically-underserved populations. For her doctoral dissertation, she used both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how lived experience frames the conceptualization of health and sexual harm reduction practices of Black/African-American gay and bisexual men and transwomen.


Dr. Le Compte previously worked in leadership positions with other health-centered non-profit organizations, and has served on several university research teams, and was a teaching assistant for 20 graduate-level classes while at Harvard, earning a graduation teaching award, in 2020.


Dr. Le Compte joined the founding HPHR Board ins 2014 as deputy editor, and has served as editor-in-chief/co-editor-in-chief since 2015. 

She worked serves as co-host of HPHR News and co-produces The Humor Scientist with Matt Kazam

Specific Activities and Publications by Dr. Circe LeCompte

Episode 2 How To Use Your Words

Harvard Public Health Review announces the release of the second installment of the The Humor Scientist with Matt Kazam, on HPHR.org.

Matt Kazam - The Humor Scientist Bio

Get acquainted with Matt Kazam, The Humor Scientist who will be guiding you on your to learn about the intersections of humor and health.

Episode 1: The Three C Of Comedy Coping, Communication, & Connection (Featuring Dr. Patch Adams) (4)

In this inaugural episode of The Humor Scientist, Matt Kazam begins his journey to understand the intersections of public health and the three "Cs" of comedy: coping, communication, and connection.

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