Faculty Members Seeking Grad Students - ABCT SGM SIG
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Name:Institution:Department: Type of program: Field of Study (for grad program): Are you accepting applications this fall for grad students (to begin Fall 2019)? Link to Faculty Profile:Please describe your research interests. Is there anything that you would like to share about what you are looking for in a graduate student? Where can potential applicants find more details about applications for your program? Any other information you would like to share:
Steven SafrenUniversity of MiamiPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYeshttp://www.psy.miami.edu/faculty/ssafren/mental health aspects of HIV prevention and treatment in diverse communities including MSM and other sexual/gender minorities. research experience, persistence, overlap of interestshttp://www.psy.miami.edu/Please check out the web links, email me if you have any questions.
Aaron BlashillSan Diego State University/University of California San Diego Psychology PhDClinical PsychologyMaybebishlab.wordpress.com body image, sexuality, and health http://clinpsyc.sdsu.edu
John PachankisYale UniversitySchool of Public Health, Social and Behavioral SciencesPhDPublic HealthYeshttps://publichealth.yale.edu/people/john_pachankis.profileSGM mental health and treatmenthttps://publichealth.yale.edu/admissions/programs/phd/
Kristi GamarelUniversity of Michigan School of Public HealthHealth Behavior and Health EducationPhDPublic HealthYeshttps://sph.umich.edu/faculty-profiles/gamarel-kristi.htmlcouples-based HIV prevention, substance use, violence preventionI am looking for a motivated student who is interested in community-engaged research with sexual and gender minority communitieshttps://sph.umich.edu/admissions-aid/We also have an MPH program
Russ ToomeyUniversity of ArizonaFamily Studies and Human DevelopmentPhDFamily Studies and Human DevelopmentYeshttps://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/faculty/russell_toomeyFramed by the tenets of the minority stress model, intersectionality, and positive youth development, my research identifies malleable family and other salient contextual (i.e., school, community) features that contribute to and mitigate health disparities experienced by marginalized adolescents in the United States. Largely, my research has examined these relationships with explicit attention to the minority-specific stressors of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination that contribute to the disparate rates of negative outcomes experienced by sexual and gender diverse adolescents and Latinx youth, and the protective factors (e.g., family support, acceptance) that buffer these associations. Although most of my work has examined these populations separately, my current research integrates these two distinct – but conceptually similar - lines of research, and focuses on how the amalgamation of individuals’ multiple marginalized identities contributes to their contextual experiences and well-being. Passion for research with sexual and gender minority populations; interest in quantitative analyses; interest in intersectionality.https://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/fshd/graduateI am more than happy to talk with prospective students prior to the application deadline! Please reach out to me @ toomey@email.arizona.edu.
Laura KuperUniversity of Texas at SouthwesternPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYeshttps://scholar.google.com/citations?user=w862d3AAAAAJ&hl=engender identity development and mental health; transgender children and youth receiving gender affirming medical treatment (multidisciplinary team approaches, trajectories of health and development)Please contact me directly for more information: laura.kuper@childrens.comhttps://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/graduate-school/programs/phd-degrees/clinical-psychology/
Amy PrzeworskiCase Western Reserve UniversityPsychological SciencesPhDClinical PsychologyYeshttp://psychsciences.case.edu/faculty/amy-przeworski/The development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety/stress in LGBTQ children, adolescents, and adults. Resilience in LGBTQ individuals and factors which contribute to resilience (parenting, family dynamics, social support, etc). Discrimination in LGBTQ individuals.Detail oriented, interested in research and clinical work, hard working, motivated.http://psychsciences.case.edu/graduate/clinical-psych/
David PantaloneUniversity of Massachusetts BostonDepartment of PsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyNohttps://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/faculty/david_pantaloneBehavioral aspects of the U.S. HIV epidemic (prevention, adherence, barriers to engagement with care); minority stressors among sexual minority individuals with multiple oppressed intersectional identities (e.g., Black gay men with HIV); development and testing of behavioral interventions that co-target mental health symptoms and HIV-related health behaviorshttps://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/psychology/grad/clinical_psychology/mentorshttps://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/psychology/grad/clinical_psychology/admissionsI will not be taking a student for Fall 2019 admissions.
Sarah WhittonUniversity of CincinnatiPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYeshttp://homepages.uc.edu/~whittosh/TCF/Home.htmlCouple relationships, with a particular focus on same-sex relationships. Identifying risk and protective factors for relationship and individual health, and exploring links between close relationships and mental health . Strong critical thinking and writing skills. An interest in same-sex relationships and sexual and gender minority youth. http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/psychology/grad/phd/clinical.html
Tania IsraelUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraCounseling, Clinical, and School PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYeshttps://faculty.education.ucsb.edu/lgbtrise/ OR https://education.ucsb.edu/research-faculty/bio?first=Tania&last=IsraelMy scholarship focuses on interventions to support the mental health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities. I have particular interests in bisexuality and in reducing internalized stigma.Ideal students are self-aware, eager to learn, and enthusiastic about doing intervention research to support sexual and gender minorities. https://education.ucsb.edu/ccsp/prospective-students/how-applyOurs is a combined doctoral program in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. I am affiliated with the Counseling emphasis, and it would be unusual for me to admit students who apply to the School or Clinical emphases. Our program is a good fit for students who aspire to faculty/research positions.
Matthew CapriottiSan Jose State UniversityPsychologyMA/MSExperimental/General Psychology (Research)Yesunder construction. Contact me and/or see pridestudy.org for info on one major projectI conduct research on LGBTQ health and behavioral treatment of tic disorders. Within the area of LGBTQ health, I have two main lines of work. One line of study looks at mental health disparities faced by LGBTQ individuals, and the processes that underlie these disparities. The other line of inquiry investigates sexual decision making (including use of PrEP) among men who have sex with men.Enthusiastic, open, and passionate young scholars.http://www.sjsu.edu/psych/Graduates/The General/Experimental MA is good preparation for work in public health, or for entry into a PhD program in psychology (including clinical psychology), public health, or related fields. Our MS Clinical program is a terminal Masters degree program aimed at providing excellent training in evidence-based practice for future clinicians who wish to work in community mental health settings with diverse populations.
Heather McCauleyMichigan State UniversityHuman Development & Family StudiesPhDHuman Development; Couple & Family TherapyYeshttps://hdfs.msu.edu/index.php/people/faculty/mccauley-heather-lscdmsMy research focuses on the health impacts of and intervention strategies to reduce sexual violence, intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion, with emphasis on sexual and gender minority populations. I am looking for students who want rigorous interdisciplinary training, value social justice and seek a research-focused career. https://hdfs.msu.edu/graduate/application-procedures
Michael S. Boroughs, Ph.D.University of WindsorPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyMaybehttp://www.uwindsor.ca/psychology/382/michael-boroughsBullying, Intervention Development, Physical Appearance, LGBT Healthhttp://www.uwindsor.ca/psychology/313/clinical-overviewThe program is a scientist-practitioner training model. Our lab has two main streams of research: psychosocial intervention development for those with a history of being bullied - particularly sexual minority populations, and physical appearance/body image concerns also with a focus on LGBTI populations.
Debra HopeUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnDepartment of PsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYeshttps://psychology.unl.edu/debra-hopeI have two lines of reseach - assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, especially social anxiety and reducing mental health disparities for LGBTQA+ people. I am primarily recruiting a student for our work with Trans Collaborations ( go.unl.edu/transcollaborations ), our interdisciplinary community based research partnership working on health disparities for transgender and gender non-conforming adults. There would also be opportunities for clinical training in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and perhaps some limited research projects as well.I am especially looking for graduate students who have knowledge or experience with gender minorities. Our work is focused mostly on adults with some clinical opportunities for work with gender minority youth.https://psychology.unl.edu/graduateOur program hosts a party at ABCT that is a great place to meet the faculty and current students. Contact me for more information or to request information on the Friday night party.
Kristina OlsonUniversity of WashingtonPsychologyPhDSocial Psychology & Developmental PsychologyYeshttp://depts.washington.edu/scdlab/people/I study transgender and gender nonconforming children's gender and mental health development. I'm looking for students with interests in human development and/or prejudice. Most competitive applicants for my lab have research experience working in experimental psychology, though that experience doesn't need to be with sexual and gender minorities. http://www.psych.uw.edu/psych.php?p=137
Charlotte TateSan Francisco State UniversityPsychologyMA/MSSocial PsychologyYeshttp://online.sfsu.edu/ctate2/index.htmlIdentity development in adulthood; prejudice and discriminationmotivated; not (too) afraid of multivariate statisticshttp://psychology.sfsu.edu/social/index.htm
Kristin HeronOld Dominion UniversityPsychologyPhDHealth PsychologyYeshttps://www.odu.edu/directory/people/k/kheroneating behavior, physical activity, body image and other health behaviors in young women, including sexual and racial minoritiesContact me via email for additional information about current studies and opportunitieshttps://www.odu.edu/academics/programs/doctoral/applied-psychological-sciencesI also accept Clinical Psychology Ph.D. students through the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, an APA-accredited joint Ph.D. program with Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Kristin HeronVirginia Consortium Program in Clinical PsychologyClinical PsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYeshttp://sci.odu.edu/vcpcp/faculty-full.htmleating behavior, physical activity, body image and other health behaviors in young women, including sexual and racial minoritiesPlease email me (kheron@odu.edu) for additional information about current studies and opportunitieshttp://sci.odu.edu/vcpcp/admission1.htmlThe Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, an APA-accredited joint Ph.D. program with Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, and Eastern Virginia Medical School. I am a faculty member at Old Dominion University, but my Clinical Ph.D. students have access to faculty and resources at all three institutions (including the medical school).
Ethan MereishAmerican UniversityDepartment of Health Studies, Department of PsychologyMA/MSM.S. in Health Promotion (Dept. of Health Studies) or M.A. in Psychology (Dept. of Psychology)Yeshttps://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/mereish.cfmMy research focuses on understanding the effects of social, psychological, and cultural determinants of health for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and racial/ethnic minorities as well as factors that promote their resilience. I am currently working on three NIH-funded studies examining the effects of minority stress on mental health and substance use among sexual minority youth and adults. MA in Psychology:

MA in Health Promotion: https://www.american.edu/cas/healthpromotion/ms/index.cfm
Lavender Lab:
RaeAnn AndersonUniversity of North DakotaPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYeshttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.researchgate.net/profile/Raeann_Anderson/ampSexual violence prevention Enthusiastic, self-directed, compassionate https://arts-sciences.und.edu/psychology/clinical/We are an excited and rapidly growing team focused on reducing the impact of sexual violence. We will help you endure the North Dakota winters too 😀.
Jes MatsickPenn State UniversityPsychology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesPhDSocial PsychologyYesMy work is focused on sexual prejudice, including: intragroup dynamics LGBTQ communities, bisexual prejudice/binegativity, LGBTQ people's perceptions of heterosexual and cisgender people, heterosexism, and cues of belonging and allyship for LGBTQ people.I am looking for a student who is interested in how sexual prejudice has downstream effects on the social, psychological, and physical well-being of LGBTQ people.To learn more about my projects, see my lab website (https://jmatsick.wixsite.com/uplab). To learn more about our graduate program, see here: http://psych.la.psu.edu/graduateOur program is one of two in the country to offer a unique dual-title degree with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This is an ideal program for students who are interested in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. and wish to connect with queer theory and feminist, sexuality scholarship in their work.
Dawn M. Szymanski University of Tennessee-Knoxville Psychology PhDCounseling PsychologyYeshttps://psychology.utk.edu/faculty/szymanski.phpLGBTQ Identity, minority stress, mental health and resiliencehttps://psychology.utk.edu/grad/phd_counseling.php
Nathan Grant Smith, PhDUniversity of HoustonDepartment of Psychological, Health, and Learning SciencesPhDCounseling PsychologyYeshttp://voyager.coe.uh.edu/dir/faculty_template.cfm?id=641LGBTQ health disparities: mental health, alcohol use, drug use, smoking, sexual health, allostatic load and stress biomarkers, minority stresshttp://www.uh.edu/education/degree-programs/counseling-psyc-phd/index.php
Jonathan MohrUniversity of MarylandPsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYeshttps://psyc.umd.edu/facultyprofile/Mohr/Jonathan%20Experiences of stigmatized populations (esp. LGBT people); intersectional dimensions of stigma; applications to romantic and therapeutic relationshipsI look for students who are genuinely interested in both research and practice. Beyond that, I look for the basics: evidence of strong academic and interpersonal skills, research experience, and kind disposition. http://www.counselingpsychology.umd.edu/If you apply to our program, please consider completing an application to be considered for one of our diversity-related RA or fellowship positions (https://psyc.umd.edu/graduate/apply-admission).
Steve N. Du BoisIllinois Institute of TechnologyPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYeshttps://humansciences.iit.edu/faculty/steve-du-boisHealth broadly; HIV, sexual risk, substance use; Public policy and healthBroader interest in health as well as specific SGM health-related focushttps://humansciences.iit.edu/psychology/programs/graduate-programs/clinical-psychology-program-phdI welcome any inquiries via email!
Mike C ParentUniversity of Texas at AustinEducational PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYeshttps://gsbhlab.wordpress.comI conduct research on gender, sexuality, and behavioral health. Primary projects in the entire lab currently focus on mobile health interventions, and will do so for the foreseeable future. Additional projects I work on address masculinity and health, social media use and health, and psychometrics. Applicants should have a profound interest in behavioral health outcomes (drug use, HIV prevention, PrEP, etc.); the lab is moving away from work on more purely psychological health or well-being outcomes.I am a licensed psychologist, and our program is a potential fit to both clinical and academic-oriented applicants. Strong research focus will be preferred among all applicants. Applicants interested in assessment will be preferred over those interested exclusively in traditional psychotherapy provision.https://gsbhlab.wordpress.com
Lisa PlattWest Virginia University Counseling PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYeshttps://counseling.wvu.edu/faculty-staff/plattSee page and CV. SGM Our students have to have a masters degree to be considered. It’s all on the website.Looking forward to seeing applications!
Gregory Shrader, Ph.D.Arizona School of Professional Psychology @ Argosy UniversityClinical PsychologyPsyDClinical PsychologyYesIntersectionality, identity development, qualitative researchClinically focused, with an interest in applied researchAZSPP's website
Kirsten A. GonzalezThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville Psychology PhDCounseling PsychologyYeshttps://psychology.utk.edu/faculty/gonzalez.phpMy research broadly focuses on the psychological well-being of individuals with marginalized identities including racial/ethnic minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. I use intersectional theory to explore the experiences of marginalized communities across race/ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. I am equally passionate about social justice ally work. In this avenue, I develop and study the efficacy of interventions designed to reduce prejudice and build social justice allies in privileged communities.I am looking for graduate students who have a strong interest in researching the psychological well-being of LGBTQ+ people of Color. These students should ideally be passionate about research, teaching, clinical work, and strongly committed to social justice and advocacy. I am particularly interested in graduate students who are planning to pursue academic careers after graduation. https://psychology.utk.edu/grad/phd_counseling.php
Matthew PorterCalifornia School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International UniversityClinical Psychology Psy.D. ProgramPsyDClinical PsychologyYeshttps://www.alliant.edu/faculty/matthew-porter/Adult development (psychological, philosophical, spiritual) related to adaptation to existentially threatening, stressful life changes.Self-motivated, common interests, good humored and resilient. https://www.alliant.edu/cspp/admissions/apply/clinical-app-req/
Paul PoteatBoston CollegeCounseling, Developmental, and Educational PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYeshttp://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/lsoe/faculty-research/faculty-directory/paul-poteat.htmlSchool-based experiences of SGM youth; ways in which GSAs promote resilience and thriving among members http://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/lsoe/academics/departments/cdep/counseling-psychology-phd.html
Michelle Vaughan, Ph.D.Wright State UniversitySchool of Professional PsychologyPsyDClinical PsychologyYeshttps://people.wright.edu/michelle.vaughanLGBTQ+ Positive Psychology/Strengths (research/practice), Measure development/validation, sexuality (including BDSM/kink), consensual non-monogamiesStrong interest research, practice or teaching on LGBTQ+ issues, strong interest in serving diverse populations (broadly defined)https://psychology.wright.edu/psyd-degreeSOPP is unique in its representation and inclusion of faculty and staff that are particularly diverse within the region, particularly on LGBTQ+ and SES. I currently chair doctoral dissertations on LGB, T/Gender Diversity, kink/BDSM, sexuality, and asexuality topics and am eager to support students interested in research/practice with consensual non-monogamous/polyamorous individuals.
Nikki LegateIllinois Insitute of TechnologyPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyMaybehttps://humansciences.iit.edu/faculty/nicole-legateLGBT health, social exclusion, self-determination theoryInterest in researchhttps://humansciences.iit.edu/psychology/programs/graduate-programs/clinical-psychology-program-phd
Susan C TurellMarywood UniversityPsychology/Academic AffairsPsyDClinical PsychologyYesMostly, my research focuses on IPV (intimate partner violence, including sexual coercion) within the LGBTQ communities. I am in administration, and am willing to mentor students who are accepted into the PsyD program at Marywood University. http://www.marywood.edu/psychology/psyd/index.htmlMarywood's mission centers on social justice, respect for all people and commitment to advancing the common good.
Melanie LantzOklahoma State UniversitySchool of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYesN/A New Faculty - link to program: https://education.okstate.edu/cpsy/Multicultural competence, multicultural training, racial justice issues/racism, economic justice issues/classism, LGBTQIA issues/heterosexismOpen to and affirming of diversity, and willing to engage in the reflective work of diversity issuesSee prior linkI personally conduct some LGBTQIA focused research, and mentor students to do so as well; however, most of the faculty in our program do some type of LTBQIA-focused work, so students may consider other faculty as well. We do not admit by faculty, but by cohort; students do not select an advisor until toward the end of their first year
Tracy CohnRadford UniversityPsychologyPsyDCounseling PsychologyYestracycohn.comGender and sexuality, in particular how sexual minorities engage with resiliencehttps://www.radford.edu/content/chbs/home/psychology/programs/counseling.html
Robert CramerOld Dominion UniversitySchool of Community & Environmental HealthPhDPublic HealthYesLGBTQ Identity; Minority Stress; Hate Crimes; Suicide PreventionSpecific interests in sexual/gender minority health and/or suicide prevention. I am part of a Health Services Research Ph.D. program at ODU, and occasionally take Clinical Psychology students in the Virginia Consortium.https://www.odu.edu/academics/programs/doctoral/health-services-research
Dominic ParrottGeorgia State UniversityPsychology PhDClinical PsychologyYes https://shared.cas.gsu.edu/profile/dominic-parrott/Alcohol and Aggression; Intimate Partner Violence; Sexual Violence
We have a 5 year grant funded by NIAAA to study the proximal effects of alcohol and sexual minority stress on IPV in cisgender same-sex couples.
Tangela Roberts Western Michigan University Counseling PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyMaybeQueer people of color, bisexuality, community support and activismhttps://wmich.edu/cecp/doctoral-counseling-psychology
Jae Puckett Michigan State University Psychology PhDClinical PsychologyYesNew faculty at MSU (previously at the University of South Dakota) - faculty profile not fully up to date yet (https://psychology.msu.edu/people/faculty/pucket26). You can find some information on my personal webpage: https://www.jaepuckett.com; https://www.trans-ilience.com/ transgender health (including mental health, substance use, and HIV; primary focus is on mental health); minority stress and social/contextual factors that influence negative health outcomes; coping and resilience; community-based research I am looking for students who are passionate about social justice and who are committed to working with the transgender community. Although my work has broadly focused on the experiences of LGBTQ people and I welcome students who are interested in research with sexual minorities, my current work primarily focuses on gender minorities. https://psychology.msu.edu/programs/clinicalContact me if you are interested in learning more about the program or my research lab - pucket26@msu.edu
Samantha L. TornelloPennsylvania State UniveristyHuman Development and Family StudiesPhDIndividual development: Childhood, Adolecence, Adulthood, & Aging; Family development; Intervention & prevention research; Developmental research methodologyYeshttps://hhd.psu.edu/contact/samantha-tornello or www.DrTornello.comParenting among sexual and gender minority (SGM)populations; Parenting desires and intentions; stigma/discrimation expereinces and impact on SGM families; Family Psychology; Social development in diverse families; Developmental psychology; ParenthoodI am always looking for motivated and deticated graduate student who want to further science and knowledge about SGM indiviudals and their families. Feel free to contact me with any questions.https://hhd.psu.edu/hdfs/hdfs-graduate-program
Stephanie BudgeUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonCounseling PsychologyCounseling PsychologyCounseling PsychologyYestrl.education.wisc.eduOur lab focuses on psychotherapy interventions to reduce the impact of minority stress for trans, nonbinary, and gendernonconforming individualsExcitement about advocacy and being involved in a scientist-practitioner programhttps://counselingpsych.education.wisc.edu/cp/phd-program/for-prospective-phd-applicants