Structural Stigma, Social Policies, and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations
Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
March 20, 2014
UCLA School of Law, Room 1314
About: Mark Hatzenbuehler’s research focuses on the causes of mental health disparities related to sexual orientation; the health consequences of exposure to structural forms of stigma; and the identification of biopsychosocial mechanisms linking stigma to adverse health outcomes. His recent work has examined how social policies that differentially target sexual minorities (e.g., same-sex marriage laws, employment non-discrimination policies, anti-bullying policies) affect the mental health of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) populations. His articles have been published in American Journal of Public Health, Psychological Bulletin, Social Science & Medicine, and Pediatrics. Hatzenbuehler’s work has been widely covered in the media, including radio and television interviews on NPR, BBC World News and MSNBC. Additionally, his research has been submitted as evidence in court cases on sexual orientation-related discrimination.
Lecture supported by a WIG grant from the California Center for Population Research