Samantha E. Lawrence

Samantha E. Lawrence
University of Minnesota Twin Cities | UMN · Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health

Doctor of Philosophy
Studies identity-based stigma and other social determinants of health among marginalized youth and adults.

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Introduction
Using quantitative and qualitative methods, I study family relationships, health, and intersecting experiences of stigma among LGBTQ+ youth.
Additional affiliations
February 2020 - July 2022
University of Connecticut
Position
  • Graduate Research Assistant
August 2017 - July 2022
University of Connecticut
Position
  • Graduate Research Assistant
Education
August 2017 - May 2022
University of Connecticut
Field of study
  • Human Development and Family Sciences

Publications

Publications (10)
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The COVID-19 pandemic led many college campuses to close and transition to remote learning. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or otherwise non-heterosexual or cisgender (LGBTQ+) college students, these disruptions may have affected their ability to express their sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). We used a dev...
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Alcohol consumption is commonplace among college students and may contribute to a range of negative sex-related outcomes. Thus, determining how college students can engage in safer drinking practices may lead to safer sexual outcomes. Use of Protective Behavioral Strategies (PBS) when drinking alcohol (e.g., drinking slowly rather than gulping or c...
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Purpose: Intersecting experiences of stigma related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) influence PrEP uptake among Black sexual minority men (BSMM) living in the southern United States; however, it is unclear what stigmatized identities and behaviors are impacted when accessing human immunodeficiency virus prevention options. To inform identity-spe...
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Family members are some of the most common sources of weight stigma reported by youth and adults with higher body weight; however, little is known about the ways in which weight stigma manifests from different family members. To better understand the nature of weight stigma by family members, the current study qualitatively examined women's retrosp...
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has negatively impacted the well-being of many college students, particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ +) students who are already at a disproportionate risk for negative mental health and well-being outcomes. To identify potential risk and protective factors we e...
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Weight-based disparities in mental health impair the well-being of youth with overweight and obesity, who comprise a growing majority of young people in the United States. This review summarizes research regarding the extent of weight-based disparities in youth mental health and describes the social underpinnings of these disparities across context...
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Characteristics of emerging adulthood may make college students less likely to engage in COVID-protective behaviors, a public health concern given that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) students may be particularly vulnerable to complications related to COVID-19. To identify individual and contextual factors relat...
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Weight-based victimization (WBV) is a common and consequential experience for adolescents with overweight and obesity. The current study examined the relative contributions of different school-based sources of WBV (i.e., peers, friends, teachers, coaches) on academic grades, as well as the role of teachers in mitigating the academic consequences of...
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Although contact-based interventions are the cornerstone of prejudice reduction, in high-conflict environments, incendiary contact with outgroups can instead exacerbate negative attitudes. Supplementing contact interventions with social-cognitive/emotional approaches may, instead, help facilitate positive contact. This study evaluated the effective...
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This investigation compared the efficacy and durability of two prejudice reduction approaches: social-emotional skills training and intergroup contact. 148 5th grade Palestinian-Israeli students in the ethnically-mixed city of Jaffa were randomly assigned to one of three conditions. Members of the skills-based classes engaged in activities that aim...

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