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  • We are creating LGBTQ-affirming psychotherapy programs that undo these maladaptive tendencies to improve LGBTQ individuals’ mental, behavioral, and sexual health.
  • Our team has documented MSM’s experience of online spaces and partnered to reduce HIV/STI risk through mobile devices.
  • Young LGBTQ people frequently move to urban enclaves to escape homophobic environments and to achieve sexual and social freedom, yet little is known about the health risks these young migrants face.
  • Our lab utilizes diverse methodologies (e.g., longitudinal representative cohort studies, studies of siblings and parents, daily diary methods) to explore the role of identity tasks, like coming out, on mental health, as well as the structural, historical, and developmental determinants of these tasks.
  • Stigma is increasingly recognized as a fundamental cause of population health disparities. The field of stigma research, however, has tended to investigate the health effects of only a few individual stigmas and has typically examined each stigma in isolation.
  • LGBTQ people around the world face significant challenges to health and wellbeing. Our lab works with international datasets to understand global variations in LGBTQ people’s experiences and creates interventions to support LGBTQ individuals living in structurally challenging contexts.
  • In collaboration with researchers at the Yale University School of Public Health and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, we are conducting an investigational trial of different types of online mental health programs for people ages 16-25 who identify as LGBTQ+ or who have same-sex attractions.