Name:Institution:Department:Type of program:Field of Study (for grad program):Are you accepting applications this fall for grad students (to begin Fall 2021)?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:
Danielle BerkeThe Graduate Center, City University of New YorkHealth Psychology and Clinical SciencePhDClinical PsychologyYes; risk and resilience in individuals exposed to sexual and relationship violence, with an emphasis on sexual and gender minorities; emotion regulation and gender identity.I am looking for a motivated student who is interested in community-engaged clinical science research with sexual and gender minority populationsInterested students are encouraged to review the CUNY HPCS website for more information about the APA Accredited Ph.D. program Please also see for more information about my research laboratory.Interested applicants are welcome to email me directly at to learn more about my research and the APA Accredited, Health Psychology and Clinical Science, Ph.D. program at the City University of New York.
John PachankisYale UniversitySchool of Public Health, Social and Behavioral SciencesPhDPublic HealthYes mental health and treatment
Ryan ShoreyUniversity of Wisconsin - MilwaukeePsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes partner violence and substance use recently started a five year NIAAA-funded project looking at temporal and prospective relations between alcohol, minority stress, and intimate partner violence among LGBQ+ young adults
Dawn M. SzymanskiUniversity of Tennessee-KnoxvillePsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYes Identity, minority stress, mental health and resilience
Kathryn FoxUniversity of DenverPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes primary goal of my research is to improve the understanding and treatment of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (broadly defined) and to help reduce these behaviors on a large-scale. My research takes multiple approaches toward this aim, including summarizing existing research on this topic, conducting experimental and longitudinal studies of risk, and designing and testing novel and scalable treatments for these outcomes.

Because these thoughts and behaviors are particularly prevalent among adolescents and people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, and questioning (sexual and gender minority), my research increasingly focuses on these populations. For example, to shed light on this higher risk, my research program involves experimental and longitudinal studies among sexual and gender minority-identifying adolescents. feel free to email me at if you'd like to learn more about studies our lab will be working on over the next few years! I'll also be at ABCT if you'd like to meet in person.
Nathan Grant Smith, PhDUniversity of HoustonDepartment of Psychological, Health, and Learning SciencesPhDCounseling PsychologyYes health disparities: mental health, alcohol use, drug use, smoking, sexual health, allostatic load and stress biomarkers, minority stress
Keith HorvathSan Diego State UniversityPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes interventions for sexual and gender minority persons
Deirdre ShiresMichigan State UniversitySchool of Social WorkPhDSocial WorkYes health equity, barriers to health care, patient-provider communication, cancer screening and survivorship, mental health
Trevor HartRyerson UniversityPsychologyOur program is a combined MA/PhD programClinical PsychologyYeswww.hivprevlab.caCohort studies on mental and sexual health of sexual minority men, clinical trials to promote mental health and sexual health of sexual minority men, community-based researchStudents who are interested in a research career in sexual and gender minority health
David PantaloneUniversity of Massachusetts BostonDepartment of PsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyNo prevention and treatment; LGBT health and mental health; substance abuse; cognitive behavior therapy/dialectical behavior therapy
Michael S BoroughsUniversity of WindsorPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes minority health; bullying and other ACEs (adverse childhood experiences); physical appearanceHonours thesis, strong record
Laura KuperUniversity of Texas SouthwesternPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes trajectories of gender Identity/expression, mental health risk and resiliency factors within the gender diverse population, gender affirming child and adolescent focused multidisciplinary healthcare models, experiences of parents of gender diverse youth research and clinical opportunities are available to work with gender diverse youth and families
Craig Rodriguez-SeijasUniversity of MichiganPsychology (Clinical Science Area)PhDClinical PsychologyYes study the structure of psychopathology, utilizing transdiagnostic models to understand common forms of psychopathology. I am interested in understanding the nature, classification, and diagnosis of psychopathology among populations defined by increased marginalization and stigma (i.e., sexual, gender, and racial/ethnic minority populations).I tend to use host of different statistical modeling techniques. Students need not be experts in statistical approaches, but students who are not interested in learning and applying advanced statistical approaches would likely not fit in very well in my lab.Interested students can visit my Lab Website, which holds a lot of information about what I study as well as resources for graduate school in general. (
Amy PrzeworskiCase Western Reserve UniversityPsychological SciencesPhDClinical PsychologyYes in LGBTQ individuals and associations with anxiety and stress, resilience in the face of discrimination, LGBTQ parenting, intersectionality, interventions for anxiety and stress with LGBTQ individualsResearch and clinically oriented. Scientifically curious and clinically sensitive, conscientious, strong work ethic lab website:
Aaron BlashillSDSU/UCSD JDP in Clinical PsychologyPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYesbishlab.sdsu.eduLGBTQ+ mental/physical health; eating disorders; body image; suicide prevention; cancer prevention; HIV treatment/preventionPrior research experience strongly desired; incoming student would likely be funded on a suicide prevention trial for LGBTQ+ youth'm also accepting students into our MA program:
Colt St. AmandUniversity of HoustonPsychologyPhDClinical I work with Carla Sharp at UH health, impact of hormone therapy on mental health and sexual health, young trans peopleSomeone who is flexible and will adapt well to me being away in a different state. I'll be the research mentor and Carla Sharp will be their clinical/program mentor. We will meet virtually via zoom for meetings. Will need to be a self-starter and not afraid to ask questions. Someone who will adapt to living in Texas. free to message me through my website to set up a meeting to ask any questions
Franco DispenzaGeorgia State UniversityCounseling and psychological servicesPhDCounselor EducationYesIntersectionality of SGM persona and Disability, Chronic illness, psychosocial and vocational implications of chronic illness and disability. Secondary research interests include trauma, counselor/psychologist preparation and training.Students who have a masters degree in counseling, Marriage and family therapy, applied psychology (Clinical, Counseling or school), or social workGsu website
Brian FeinsteinRosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes disparities affecting sexual and gender minority populations across the lifespan; bisexuality; mental health; substance use; sexual health; stress and coping; romantic relationshipsI’m excited to mentor motivated graduate students who are interested in conducting research on sexual and gender minority health (especially bisexual health). I have a variety of research interests and I’m open to mentoring students with different interests as long as they overlap with mine.’m happy to chat with prospective students about my research and the clinical psychology PhD program at Rosalind Franklin University.
Michelle Vaughan, Ph.D.Wright State UniversitySchool of Profesisonal PsychologyPsyDClinical PsychologyYes non-monagamies/relationship diversity, sexual and gender diversity, BDSM/kinkStudents do not need to apply to specific faculty member, but I can accommodate most students with compatible interests program also offers Forensics, Child and Health/Rehab Emphases, and includes opportunities for sex/gender/relationship diversity electives and practica.
Rob CramerUNC CharlottePublic Health SciencesPhDPublic HealthYes prevention, LGBTQ identity and health, hate crimes, violence prevention, quant methods, military health, young adult mental healthInitiative, team-oriented (team science approach), strong research interest and experience, strong communicator, low anxiety. me!
Jeremy StewartQueen’s UniversityPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes and self injury; stress; impulsivity and risk taking; cognitive-affective processes relevant to suicide riskSee my faculty profile. I’ve created an FAQ for students considering applying to our lab
Fernanda PaveltchukUniversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - BrazilClinical PsychologyClinical PsychologyMaybeMinority stress, LGBT mental health, EBPI am a temporary professor at UFRJ and am myself a PhD candidate. Therefore, I don't have a program nor can I formally accept grad students.

My PhD research focuses on the security of LGBT affirmative CBT interventions. I am looking for brazilian volunteers/students to collaborate with my clinical trial.

I also am one of the founders of the work group "CBTs For Minorities" ( in Brazil. This work group offers workshops and supervision to newly grad psychotherapists.,
Liz McConnellPalo Alto UniversityPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes mental health; intersectionality; relationships; multilevel approaches; mixed methods; social network analysisI also clinically supervise students, and may be a good fit for folks who are interested in both research and clinical practice. have an LGBTQ Area of Emphasis directed by Dr. Kimberly Balsam and a Sexual and Gender Identities Specialty Clinic housed within our in-house community mental health training clinic, The Gronowski Center.
Robin Lin MillerMichigan State UniversityPsychologyPhDCommunity PsychologyYes evaluate structural interventions to address barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for gay and bisexual men and transgender women domestically and internationally, with a particular focus on adolescents and emerging adults.Strong interests in program evaluation theory and practice are desired.
Tangela RobertsWestern Michigan UniversityCounselor Education and Counseling PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYes Roberts’s primary line of research focuses on predictors of mental health outcomes for Black LGBTQ+ individuals. Specifically, she focuses on the impact of community supports and microaggressions. Additionally, she analyzes the ways in which queer people of color participate within their communities, activism, and receive other forms of social support.
Jillian Scheer, Ph.D.Syracuse UniversityPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYesSexual and gender minority mental and behavioral health, trauma exposure, intervention research, health disparities from marginalized backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Hui LiuMichigan State UniversitySociologyPhDSociology/DemographyYes Families, Health Disparities, Intimate RelationshipsQuantitative study of LGBTQ+ populations
Katherine Evarts Rice, PsyDAntioch University New EnglandClinical PsychologyPsyDClinical PsychologyYes, post-traumatic growth, SGM, race & ethnicity, program evaluation
Madeline BrrodtOklahoma State UniversityCounseling PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYes of culture and trauma, social justice, training
Michael NewcombNorthwestern UniversityInstitute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and WellbeingPhDClinical PsychologyMaybe or research focuses on health disparities among SGM youth, mostly in the areas of sexual health, substance use, and mental health. My work places a strong emphasis on understanding how romantic relationship influence health in SGM people, and I am currently running two randomized controlled trials of a relationship education and HIV prevention program for young male couples.I encourage applications from all individuals who feel their interests align with mine. I hope to contribute to diversifying the pipeline of academics who focus on SGM health issues by providing training opportunities for members of various underrepresented groups. am on faculty in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, and I am a core faculty member of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. The doctoral students I mentor are in the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (I am not able to mentor PhD students in the Department of Psychology in Evanston).
Vanessa VolpeNorth Carolina State UniversityPsychologyPhDApplied Social and Community PsychologyYes laboratory, the Black Health Lab ( is focused on the ways in which Black individuals resist and protect themselves against forms of oppression for the preservation of their health. Must want to focus on Black communities at intersectional social identity positions. We employ social, community, and health psyc methods to answer questions about structural and individual stress and resistance processes using critical theoretical lenses. Interest in technology and oppression, stress physiology, and statistics are a plus.Interest in research, familiarity with the research process and/or previous research experience, critical thinking, organized and detail-oriented, love of learning and thinking, desire to specifically combat oppression through research rather than via other avenues (i.e., non-profit management, conflict resolution, clinical training) lab team is diverse and I am deeply committed to training students from underrepresented social identity positions, thereby contributing to the equitable representation of change agents and research leaders in psychological science.
Alison CerezoUC Santa BarbaraCounseling, Clinical & School PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYes stigma, mental health, substance use, immigrationThe research in our lab is rooted in critical race theory, queer theory, feminist theory (womanist) and intersectionality. Many of our studies are with community partners and employ quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies. So, folks who are passionate about health equity research. a first gen student, I am very committed to mentorship. I strive to support grad students to approach research as a means to carrying out social justice efforts.
Brandon WeissGeorgia Southern UniversityPsychologyPsyDClinical PsychologyYes mental health; PTSD and anxiety disorders; rurality; telehealth free to email me!
Sophia Choukas-BradleyUniversity of DelawareClinical SciencePhDClinical PsychologyYes, sexuality, and mental health in adolescence, with emphases on social media use, body image, and LGBTQ+ youth mental health. For current research projects, see: see for more info.
Roberto L. AbreuUniversity of FloridaPsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYes BIPOC (with a specific focus on Latinx, but not exclusively); LGBTQ & gender nonbinary individuals; BIPOC LGBTQ and gender nonbinary individuals and communities; Advanced qualitative methods.

Details: My research seeks to answer the following three questions: (1) how does systemic oppression (e.g., restrictions to resources, sociopolitical events, laws and policies) impacts the well-being of marginalized communities; (2) how do Latinx communities use cultural values and beliefs to accept, affirm, and celebrate their LGBTQ and gender nonbinary individuals; (3) how do culturally-affirming interventions promote bienestar colectivo among Latinx and LGBTQ and gender nonbinary individuals and communities? At its core, my work is guided by counseling psychology values such as social justice, person-environment interactions, growth, resilience, and resistance. A significant portion of my research uses advanced qualitative methodologies to explore the experiences of marginalized communities for which existing measures do not accurately capture their experiences.
Ready to learn! I do not believe in finding "the perfect student" (whatever that is!). I am truly invested in training and working with students who are ready to be part of collective and community of learners so we can ALL grow together. Yes, I need to grow too and I always learn immensely from my students' gifts and talents! forward to receiving your application!
RaeAnn Anderson University of North DakotaPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes violence prevention Enthusiastic, self-directed, compassionate 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 😀.
Dominic ParrottGeorgia State UniversityPsychology PhDClinical PsychologyYes 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.
Dr. Ashley ColeOklahoma State UniversityPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes disparities and health behaviors among Indigenous populations
Kimberly BalsamPalo Alto UniversityPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYes mental health, intersectionality, minority stress, measurement development, trauma and PTSD, cultural humility and cultural competence, non-binary and trans stress and resilience, COVID-19-related impacts on LGBTQ+ communities, LGBTQ+ relationships and familiesI enjoy working with students who are passionate about LGBTQ+ psychology and are eager to build skills and knowledge to conduct cutting-edge research with real-world impact
Ryan WatsonUniversity of ConnecticutHDFSPhDHDFSYes adolescent health/well-being, PrEP, HIV, substance use, hooking up
Jonathan Mathias LassiterRowan UniversityPsychologyPhDClinical PsychologyYesThe Spiritual and Psychological Intersections in Research and Thought (SPIRiT) Lab is focused on the psycho-sociopolitical uplift of Black and other marginalized communities. We use science at the intersection of health and Afrocentric psychology to study determinants of health, mechanisms linking spirituality and health, and health intervention development and dissemination. The lab uses a variety of research methods and methodologies with emphasis on qualitative methods to highlight participants' voices.I am looking for students who are interested in using psychological science to work alongside Black, LGBTQ, and other marginalized populations to help amplify those voices and co-conspire in their empowerment. Research skills and test scores are great, but what keeps you going? What brought you here? Why do you have to do this work? What will be your legacy? I am looking for students with vision and passion. Additionally, students who are interested in qualitative, mixed methods, and online study designs are encouraged to apply. Finally, Afrocentric psychology as a distinct psychological paradigm outside of Western psychology undergirds much of the work in the lab. Students should be interested in learning about this paradigm and using it in their work. from marginalized backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Don't be afraid to ask questions. I'm here to demystify the process.
Matthew D. Skinta, Ph.D., ABPPRoosevelt UniversityPsychologyPsyDClinical PsychologyYes am interested in how behavioral interventions emphasizing acceptance, compassion, and interpersonal relationships best target the mechanisms by which minority stress affects well-being.Newly building a research group at this university, so value independence, creativity, and a strong work ethic. feel free to contact me to discuss your interests.
Kirsten GonzalezUniversity of Tennessee, KnoxvillePsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYes research broadly focuses on the psychological well-being of LGBTQ+ People of Color. I use intersectional theory to explore the experiences of marginalized communities across race/ethnicity, gender identity, 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. SGM Students of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. lab website:
S. Mason GarrisonWake Forest UniversityPsychologyMA/MSSocial PsychologyYes'm a quantitative psychologist interested in the causes and consequences of health inequity. I also do cool genetically-informed designs.Be willing to learn R! lab is a bit of a eclectic mix of substantive research, but you'll come out of it with a nice set of marketable skills. (It also doesn't hurt that our master's program is fully funded)
Christopher StultsThe Graduate Center, City University of New YorkHealth Psychology and Clinical SciencePhDClinical PsychologyYes mission of my program of research is to improve the lives of sexual and gender minority populations and is comprised of four foci: intimate partner violence (IPV), consensual non-monogamy (CNM), health-risk behaviors, and trauma.Applicants with past experience working with sexual and/or gender minority populations in either research or clinical settings are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with strong research and writing skills are also strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to review our website for more information about our APA accredited program: Please also visit my lab's website for additional information about our team: are also welcome to email me directly at for additional information about our program or my research.
Maggi Price Boston College School of Social Work PhDSocial WorkYeswww.affirmlab.orgAssociations between stigma (individual, interpersonal, and structural) and youth mental health and psychotherapy efficacy; gender minority youth mental health, stigma and trauma experiences, treatment experiences and outcomes; developing best practices for training mental health providers in gender-affirming care Students with stigmatized identities/backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Paul PoteatBoston CollegeCounseling, Developmental, and Educational PsychologyPhDCounseling PsychologyYes experiences of sexual and gender minority youth; how Gender-Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) promote resilience and empowerment; predictors and consequences of bias-based harassment and factors that mitigate its effects Appreciate students with a collaborative spirit and dedication to rigorous science with clear relevance to policy and practice; experience working with schools; ability to work with teams located in multiple sites; exposure to and interest in using quantitative analytic approaches. have a highly collaborative, supportive, interdisciplinary team across disciplines of psychology and fields of education and public health, with researchers and practitioners located at multiple sites across the U.S., with opportunities for involvement at all phases of the research and dissemination process.