Director: Dr. Christopher Stults

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in independent practice in New York City. The mission of my research and clinical work is to improve the lives of sexual and gender minority people. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Miami, my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Florida International University, and my PhD in Counseling Psychology from New York University. In addition to my passion for the field of psychology, I am also a musician (guitar, piano) and an avid music fan
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Visit my website for more information.

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Co-Manager: Jiaqi Wu

I recently graduated from Hunter College where I majored in Clinical Psychology. Currently, I am taking a gap year to focus on exploring my passions and interests in more depth. I particularly interested in intersectionality in gender and wish apply psychology as a tool to make meaningful contributions. I will  pursue a Master’s degree in clinical psychology. During my free time, I like to explore good foods in NYC and taking care of my hamsters.

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Corinne Gardner

Co-Manager: Corinne Gardner

After acquiring an AS in Fashion Design in 1998, I had a 20 year career as a Fashion Designer. After covid, I decided to pursue my passion in psychology. I am now finishing a BA in psychology. I am currently an advocate for domestic and sexual violence at the Bellevue hospital. I will be doing a MA in mental health counseling in 2024. I am interested in the complexity of human interactions, relationships and sexual health. I am interested in getting an MFT (Marriage Family Therapy) certification after my masters.

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Jamie Taber

Graduate Student: Jamie Taber

I am currently a doctoral student in the Health Psychology and Clinical Science PhD program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. My research interests focus on the mental health of transgender and nonbinary people, including the effects of gender minority stress and intimate partner violence on severe psychopathology (e.g., dissociation, posttraumatic stress, psychosis) in this population. I also teach undergraduate psychology courses at Baruch College, and I hope to combine my passions for teaching and research in an academic career path in the future.

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Stephan Brandt

Graduate Student: Stephan Brandt

Stephan (he/him) is currently a fourth year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Stony Brook University. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Stephan earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Stony Brook University and a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology at Brooklyn College. Stephan served as the lab manager of the SGMH lab from 2018 to 2020 and currently collaborates with the team on several projects. His research centers on minority stress, relationship functioning, and broader dating experiences among LGBTQ+ individuals, with a particular focus on the factors that can buffer associations between these variables and psychosocial outcomes within this population (e.g., mental health, substance use, identity appraisals and community connectedness). In his clinical work, Stephan uses an integrative approach to treatment with adults, teens, couples, and families, with a particular focus on techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT).

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Graduate Student: Jonathan Lopez Matos

Jonathan completed a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and an M.A. in General Psychology at Hunter College in New York City. He is currently a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Health Psychology and Clinical Science Doctoral Program at the Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY-GC). He has worked in various not-for-profit organizations in Puerto Rico and the United States, focusing on LGBTQ+ health and sexual health among marginalized sexual, gender, and racial underserved populations. Additionally, he served as a Research Assistant at various research centers, and as a Health Educator in community-based organizations in Puerto Rico and the United States and have managed pilot studies and large-scale grants funded by NIH aiming to develop interventions to reduce substance use and sexual risk behaviors and improve positive mental health outcomes among self-identified gay, bisexual, and queer men. Recently, he has focused his research work on minority stress, intersectionality, health inequities, and immigrant sexual and gender minority’s’ health.

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Savannah Lynn

Research Assistant: Savannah Lynn

I attained my BA in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies from Duke University, and my MA in Psychology (Clinical Track) from New York University. I will be pursuing my PhD in Clinical Psychology. My research interests include positive psychology and resilience perspectives on gender and sexual minority health, the impact of media representation and consumption on 2STNB youth and adolescents, and intimate partner relationships among LGBQ and 2STNB populations. I am inspired by community-centered research and clinical practice, and hope to use psychology as a tool of advocacy against systemic oppression. My non-research interests include circus arts, fiber crafts, reading, cooking, and forming parasocial relationships with lesbian characters on television.

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Anthony Biello

Research Assistant: Anthony Biello

Anthony has his Master’s in General Psychology from New York University and also works at Mount Sinai as a Clinical Research Coordinator. He is interested in researching mental health disparities among sexual minority populations and investigating the efficacy of targeted interventions to alleviate them. He hopes to pursue doctoral study in Clinical or Health Psychology, or Public Health.

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Olivia Gore

Research Assistant: Olivia Gore

I am a second-year MA student in psychology at New York University with a focus in social psychology. My research interest is primarily in understanding transphobia and how transphobic framing that is often utilized by news outlets affects perceptions of transgender folk. Additionally, I am interested in how political alignment impacts susceptibility to such framing. Outside of research, I enjoy exploring new parks, block print making, and preparing for if I’m ever on Survivor!

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Dina Vukel

Research Assistant: Dina Vukel

Dina is a General Psychology MA student at CUNY Queens College and works at SCO Family of Services as a case manager for adult families in shelter. Her research interests include attachment and coping in neurodivergent and queer populations, and ways that institutions can foster better connections with these populations.

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SGMH Lab Alumni

Stan Gao

Andrew Cruise

Michael Chumpitaz

Nico Horne

Diana Malavé

Alessandro Villani

Violet Gleklen

Anna Kreienberg

Nick Rogers

Ju Choi

Jonathan Hale