East Tennessee State University
My work focuses on stigma, psychosocial processes, and health. I am particularly interested in how stigmatized individuals experience internalized stigma and shame and how this relates to social relationships and seeking services. My current projects involve examining sexual and gender minority stigma and health disparities.
I received my Ph.D. in Social and Health Psychology in 2004 from Kent State University. Prior to coming to East Tennessee State University, I completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Social Environment and Health at the Survey Research Center (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan).