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Select Recent Publications

Williams, S. L., Van Leuven, E. G., Wilkins, B., & Mann, A. K. (in press). A moderated mediation model of minority stress in Appalachian transgender and nonbinary individuals. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Mann, A. K., Williams, S. L., Job, S., Pachankis, J., Chaudoir, S. (2023). The buckle of the bible belt: Sexual minority emerging adults’ minority stress in South Central Appalachia. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health.


Chaudoir, S. R., Behari, K., Williams, S. L., & Pachankis, J. E. (2023). Why do brief online writing interventions improve health? Examining mediators of expressive writing and self-affirmation intervention efficacy among sexual minorities. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 10, 103-116. https://doi.10.1037/sgd0000507


Pachankis, J., E., Williams, S. L., Behari, K., Job, S., McConocha, E. M., & Chaudoir, S. R. (2020). Brief online interventions for LGBTQ young adult mental and behavioral health: A randomized controlled trial in a high-stigma, low-resource context. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88, 429-444. https:// doi:10.1037/ccp0000497.


Williams, S. L., Job, S. A., Todd, E., & Braun, K. (2020). A critical deconstructed 

quantitative analysis: Sexual and gender minority stress through an intersectional lens. Journal of Social Issues, 76, 859-879. https://doi.10.1111/josi.12410

Job, S. A., & Williams, S. L. (2020). Translating Online Positive Psychology Interventions to Sexual and Gender Minorities: A Systematic Review. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 7, 455-503.


Fredrick, E. G., LaDuke, S. L., & Williams, S. L. (2020). Self-Compassion and authenticity as mediators between stigma and quality of life in sexual minorities. Stigma & Health, 5, 79-82. https://doi.10.1037/sah0000176


Williams, S. L., Fekete, E. M., & Skinta, M. D. (2019). Self-compassion among PLWH: Reduced internalized shame and improved psychosocial outcomes. Behavioral Medicine, 47, 60-68.

Klik, K. A., Williams, S. L., & Reynolds, K. J. (2019). Toward Understanding Mental Illness Stigma and Help-Seeking: A Social Identity Perspective. Social Science & Medicine, 222, 35-43.

Kaniuka, A., Pugh, K. C., Jordan, M., Brooks, B. D., Dodd, J., Mann, A. K., Williams, S. L., & Hirsch, J. K. (2019). Stigma and suicide risk among the LGBTQ population: Conditional indirect effects of depressive and anxiety symptoms and connectedness to the LGBTQ community. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 23, 205-220. https://doi.10.1080/19359705.2018.1560385

Stringer, S.A., & Williams, S. L. (2018). A fulcrum of change: From self-stigma to

resilience. Stigma and Health, 3, 315-324. https://doi.10.1037/sah0000096

Williams, S. L., & Mann, A. (2017). Sexual and gender minority health disparities as a social issue: How stigma and intergroup relations can explain and reduce health disparities. Journal of Social Issues, 73, 450-461. https://doi.10.1111/josi.12225

Williams, S. L., Mann, A., & Fredrick, E. G. (2017). Proximal minority stress, psychosocial resources, and health among sexual minorities. Journal of Social Issues, 73, 529-544. https://doi.10.1111/josi.12230

Williams, S. L., LaDuke, S. L., Klik, K., & Hutsell, D.W. (2016). A paradox of support seeking and support response among gays and lesbians. Personal Relationships, 23, 296-310. https://doi: 10.1111/pere.12127  



SPSSI 2019, San Diego

Collaborators: Dr. Abbey Mann, Dr. Sharon Stringer, Dr. Joy Tang

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