Welcome to the Sexuality, Health, and INtersectional Experiences (SHINE) Lab at UConn!
The SHINE Lab focuses on understanding health disparities among sexual and gender diverse (SGD) youth and adults. Our research explores relationships between sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), ethnoracial identity, family experiences, school contexts, and health outcomes (e.g., sexual health, substance use, disordered eating) among SGD populations.
For more details on our current research projects, visit the Research page.
For direct access to the lab's publications, visit the Publications page.
To learn about who's involved with the SHINE Lab, visit the People page.
For the latest news and announcements about the lab, visit the News page.
- New Paper Alert: Examining mental health and bullying concerns at the intersection of sexuality, gender, race, and ethnicity among a national sample of sexual and gender diverse youth September 5, 2023
- New Paper Alert: Outness and social–emotional adjustment among asexual and demisexual adolescents July 10, 2023
- New Paper Alert: Sexual identity disclosure and alcohol experiences among LGBTQ+ adolescents July 7, 2023