Amanda Pollitt, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
Research Focus: Social and developmental influences on sexual and gender minority health
Background Accordion Closed
Dr. Pollitt conducts research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer mental and physical health. She aims to understand how gender, sexuality, and family provide contexts for stigma in the lives of LGBTQ people and how this stigma influences health. She received her PhD in family studies and human development from the University of Arizona before completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Current projects Accordion Closed
The question driving Dr. Pollitt’s research agenda is: How do the social and developmental contexts in which sexual and gender minority (SGM) people are embedded influence their health and wellbeing? Currently, she is working on projects related to sexual minority intimate partner violence, romantic relationships among bisexual youth, and health inequities at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity.