Influences of stigma

Influences of stigma and other community features on health and interventions
This research examines associations between stigma and discrimination and health outcomes.  In the past, we have examined individual experiences with discrimination.  At present, we are most interested in examining structural forms of stigma (e.g., residential segregation, negative community attitudes), as well as other community-level factors (e.g., poverty, unemployment rates) and how these affect health outcomes and the efficacy of interventions for improving health.

Relevant publications

Rosenthal, L., Earnshaw, V. A., Moore, J., Ferguson, D., Lewis, T. T., Reid, A. E., Lewis, J. B., Stasko, E. C., Tobin, J. N., & Ickovics, J. R. (2018). Intergenerational consequences: Women’s experiences of discrimination in pregnancy predict infant social-emotional development at 6 months and 1 year. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 39, 228-237.

Reid, A. E., Rosenthal, L., Earnshaw, V. A., Lewis, T. T., Lewis, J. B., Stasko, E. C., Tobin, J. N., & Ickovics, J. R. (2016). Discrimination and excessive weight gain during pregnancy among young Black and Latina women. Social Science & Medicine, 156, 134-141.

Rosenthal, L., Earnshaw, V. A., Lewis, T. T., Reid, A. E., Lewis, J. B., Stasko, E. C., Tobin, J. N., & Ickovics, J. R. (2015). Changes in discrimination across pregnancy and postpartum: Age differences and consequences for mental health. American Journal of Public Health, 105, 686-693.

Reid, A. E., Dovidio, J. F., Ballester, E., & Johnson, B. T. (2014). HIV prevention interventions to reduce sexual risk for African Americans: The influence of community-level stigma and psychological processes. Social Science and Medicine, 103, 118-125. Special Issue: Stigma and Population Health.

Rosenthal, L., Earnshaw, V. A., Lewis, J. B., Lewis, T. T., Reid, A. E., Stasko, E. C., Tobin, J. N., & Ickovics, J. R. (2014). Discrimination and sexual risk: A longitudinal analysis among young urban pregnant women of color. Health Psychology, 33, 3-10.

Earnshaw, V. A., Rosenthal, L., Lewis, J. B., Stasko, E. C., Tobin, J. N., Lewis, T. T., Reid, A. E., & Ickovics, J. R. (2013). Maternal experiences with everyday discrimination and infant birth weight: A test of mediators and moderators among young, urban women of color. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, 13-23.