Dr. Hatzenbuehler's research broadly focuses on examining the health consequences of structural forms of stigma and on identifying biopsychosocial mechanisms linking stigma and health. Dr. Hatzenbuehler has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and his research has been published in several leading journals, including American Psychologist, Psychological Bulletin, American Journal of Public Health, and JAMA Pediatrics. In recognition of this work, Dr. Hatzenbuehler received the 2015 Louise Kidder Early Career Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the 2016 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest from the American Psychological Association, and the 2016 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science. His work has been widely covered in the media, including interviews on NPR and MSNBC, and it has been cited in amicus curiae briefs for cases on status-based discrimination. Dr. Hatzenbuehler currently serves on four editorial boards and also recently served as a member of a consensus committee on peer victimization and bullying at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Hatzenbuehler is currently funded on a K01 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study social determinants of substance use and other health outcomes among sexual minority youth.
Co-Director, Gender, Sexuality, Health and HIV Primary Research Area, Columbia Population Research Center
Co-Director (incoming), Gender, Sexuality, and Health Training Program (T32)
Affiliated Faculty, Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program (T32)
Affiliated Faculty, HIV, Substance Use, and Criminal Justice Training Program (T32)
Honors & Awards
Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest, American Psychological Association , 2016
Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions, Association for Psychological Science, 2016
Louise Kidder Early Career Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 2015
Editor's Choice Awards for Best Paper of the Year, American Journal of Public Health, 2015
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, Columbia University, 2010-2012
Areas of Expertise
Research Design and Methods, Stress, Discrimination/Bias, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Stigma, HIV/AIDS, Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender Health, Mental Health
Hatzenbuehler, M.L. (2016). Structural stigma: Research evidence and implications for psychological science. American Psychologist, 71, 742-751.
Hatzenbuehler, M. L., Phelan, J.C., Link, B.G. (2013). Stigma as a fundamental cause of population health inequalities. American Journal of Public Health, 103, 813-821.
Hatzenbuehler, M.L., McLaughlin, K.A., Keyes, K.M., & Hasin, D.S. (2010). The impact of institutional discrimination on psychiatric disorders in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: A prospective study. American Journal of Public Health, 100, 452-459.
Hatzenbuehler, M.L., Keyes, K.M., & Hasin, D.S. (2009). State-level policies and psychiatric morbidity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations. American Journal of Public Health, 99, 2275-228.
Hatzenbuehler, M.L. (2009). How does sexual minority stigma "get under the skin?" A psychological mediation framework. Psychological Bulletin, 135, 707-730.