Circe Gray Le Compte
Senior Director of Health Services Research and Evaluation at HealthHIV
Dr. Circe J. Gray LeCompte serves as Senior 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 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 as editor-in-chief of HPHR (formerly known as the Harvard Public Health Review) for eight years. She has served on several university research teams and was a teaching assistant for 20 graduate-level classes while at Harvard, and earned a graduation teaching award, in 2020.