Brady Hanshaw

Brady Hanshaw is pursuing his MD at Harvard Medical School. Brad is passionate about alleviating health inequities through advocacy and community-driven research, particularly the inequities among sexual and gender minority communities.  

Brady graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University as a Robertson Scholar with a BS in Biology (Phi Beta Kappa). He was awarded The Chancellor’s Award and the LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Award.  

Prior to graduate school, Brady served as the Chief Operating Officer for Railcare Health, a student-led mobile clinic in North Carolina. Through an improved outreach model and new partnerships, Brady led the team to treat over 500 patients in a year: a 400% increase from previous years.  

Within the School of Medicine, he helped to implement technological and clinical interventions to improve HIV prevention and treatment outcomes among sexual and gender minority youth. His research has been published in the American Journal of Public Health (first-author), Teaching and Learning in Medicine (mid-author), and the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) (first-author). He was invited to present his research at IAS 2023: the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science and the National LGBT Health Conference at Northwestern University. 

Brady has a firm commitment to prioritize marginalized patient populations and systemically confront health inequities as a physician. More specifically, he seeks to improve health outcomes among sexual and gender minority (SGM) communities.  

Brady grew up in a small town in rural West Virginia, Sissonville, West Virginia. He is an avid hiker and backpacker, and has completed treks throughout the Andes Mountains in Peru and the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia and North Carolina.