Margaret Rosario Presents: Health Disparities by Sexual Orientation

FEB 07, 2019 | 4:30 PM TO 6:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue




February 07, 2019: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM





Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)


The literature on health disparities by sexual orientation which uses the most robust data and strongest research designs will be reviewed before addressing hypothesized explanations for the health disparities. I will review what is known, what remains problematic, and what might or should command attention. The premises of the extant research and the implications for future research will be made clear, with the aim of identifying what might be the potential factors around which to design effective interventions to reduce the health disparities by sexual orientation. The only potential limitation on the scope of the presentation will be the available time.

Margaret Rosario, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at The City University of New York—The City College and Graduate Center, and a faculty member in the doctoral programs of Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology and Clinical Science, and Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Her research focuses on identity and stress, as well as the health and adaptational implications of each construct. The research has primarily centered on lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people undergoing sexual identity development. The relations between stress and sexual identity development on the one hand to both health and adaptation on the other hand are of critical interest, as are the mediators and moderators of those relations. In addition, she is interested in the determinants of sexual orientation and the intersection of multiple identities. Dr. Rosario is the recipient of research grants, as principal- or co-investigator, from the National Institutes of Health. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. She is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sex Research and a member of the editorial boards of Archives of Sexual Behavior and the American Journal of Community Psychology. She is President-Elect of Division 44 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Dr. Rosario did her postdoctoral training at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, her doctorate at New York University, and her bachelor’s degree at Princeton University.