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Refereed Journal Articles
Papers with full texts available are linked below:
  1. Babcock, N., Zarate, J., Wang, S., Watson, R.J., Eaton, L.A., & Snapp, S. (in press). How LGBTQ+ young adults navigate personal risk in app-based hookups: The Safety Spectrum Theory. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10508-024-02864-y
  2. Parchem, B., Poquiz, J., Rahm-Knigge, R., Panetta, E., Watson, R.J., & Rider, G.N. (in press). Barriers to participation in organized physical activity among LGBTQ+ youth: Differences by sexual, gender, and racial identities. 
Journal of Physical Activity & Health. doi:10.1123/jpah.2023-0652
  3. Renley, B., Argenyi, M. S., Mereish, E. H., & Watson, R. J. (2024). Experiences of stress and social safety among sexual and gender minority youth by disability status. Disability and Health Journal, 101614.
  4. Parchem, B., Poquiz, J., Rahm-Knigge, R., Panetta, E., Watson, R.J., & Rider, G.N. (in press). Participation in organized physical activity and discomfort with locker rooms among youth across LGBTQ+ and racial identitiesClinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. doi:10.1037/cpp0000518
  5. Renley, B.M., Salafia, C., Simon, K.A., Caba, A.E., Argenyi, M.S., Eaton, L., & Watson, R.J. (2024). Disability status and associations with family social support and identity disclosure among gender minority youthLGBTQ+ Family: An Interdisciplinary Journal. doi:10.1080/27703371.2024.2327048
  6. McCauley, P., Caba, A., Renley, B., Del Farno, A., Shuler, S., Eaton, L., & Watson, R.J. (in press). Stress of being outed to parents, LGBTQ family support, and depressive symptoms among sexual and gender. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi:10.1111/jora.12912
  7. McCauley, P.S., Lessard, L.M., Babcock, N., Sun, N., Eaton, L.A., & Watson, R.J. (2023). Sexual and gender diverse youth reporting SOGIE-based harassment to adults at school: the roles of experienced harassment, outness, safety, and adult support at school. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
  8. Paceley, M. S., Watson, R. J., Fish, J. N., Jarrard, C., Ramseyer Winter, V., Kattari, S. K., & Walter, S. (2023). The relationship between the family environment and community context on LGBTQ+ youth’s disordered eating behaviors. Families in Society.
  9. Watson, R.J., Caba, A.E., Lawrence, S.E., Renley, B.M., McCauley, P., Wheldon, C.W., Eaton, L.A., Russell, S.T., & Eisenberg, M.E. (2023). 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. LGBT Health.
  10. Watson, R.J., Caba, A.E., Layland, E.K., Simon, K.A., Morgan, E., Edelman, E.J., Chan, P.A., & Eaton, L.A. (in press). Co-occurring mental health and drug use experiences among Black and Hispanic/Latino sexual and gender diverse individuals. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
  11. Morgan, E., Eaton, L.A., & Watson R.J. (2023). Cannabis use frequency is associated with PrEP cessation and self-reported HIV diagnosis. AIDS and Behavior.
  12. Caba, A.E., Mallory, A.B., Simon, K.A., Renley, B.M., Rathus, T., & Watson, R.J. (2023). Sexual identity disclosure and alcohol experiences among LGBTQ+ adolescents. Behavioral Medicine. doi:10.1080/08964289.2023.2190078
  13. Pitcher, K., Smith, R., & Watson, R.J. (2023). Outness and social–emotional adjustment among asexual and demisexual adolescents. Journal of LGBT Youth. doi:10.1080/19361653.2023.2200385
  14. Abreu, R.L., Skidmore, S., Badio, K.S., Lefevor, G.T., Gattamorta, K.A., & Watson, R.J. (in press). Sexual harassment, sexual assault, violence, self-esteem, and the role of LGBTQ-specific parental support in a sample of Latinx sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of Adolescence. doi:10.1002/jad.12210
  15. Eaton, L.A., Layland, E.A., Driver, R., Kalichman, S.C., Kalichman, M.O., Watson, R.J., Kalinowski, J., Chandler, C.J., & Earnshaw, V.A. (2023). Novel latent profile analysis of a test of concept, stigma intervention to increase PrEP uptake among Black sexual minority men. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000003223
  16. Kaufman, T., Lessard, L., & Watson, R.J. (2023). Heterogenous associations between Gender-Sexuality Alliances and LGBTQ adolescents’ maladjustment across individual victimization level. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi:10.1111/jora.12844
  17. Snapp, S., Ching, T.H.W., Miranda Ramirez, M.A., Gallik, C., Duenaz, U., & Watson, R.J. (2023). Queering hookup motives in a diverse sample of LGBTQ+ young adults. Journal of Sex Research. doi:10.1080/00224499.2023.2183175
  18. Lawrence, S. E., Puhl, R. M., Watson, R. J., Schwartz, M. B., Lessard, L. M., & Foster, G. D. (2023). Family-based weight stigma and psychosocial health: A multinational comparison. Obesity, n/a(n/a).
  19. Brousseau, N. M., Kalichman, S. C., Watson, R. J., & Eaton, L. A. (2023). Amphetamine use and its associations with antiretroviral adherence and viral load among sexual minority men and transgender women living with HIV. AIDS Care. doi/abs/10.1080/09540121.2023.2206096
  20. McCurdy AL, Gower AL, Rider GN, et al. (2023). Adolescent substance use at the intersections of foster care, sexual orientation and gender identity, racial/ethnic identity, and sex assigned at birth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 137, 106042. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106042
  21. Pollitt, A. M., Fish, J. N., & Watson, R. J. (2023). Measurement equivalence of family acceptance/rejection among sexual and gender minority youth by disclosure status. Journal of Family Psychology.
  22. Watson, R.J., Morgan, E., Sherman, J., Caba, A., Wheldon, C.W., Chan, P.A., & Eaton, L.A. (2023). Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, anticipated prep stigma, and bisexual identity among a Black and Hispanic/ Latino sexual and gender diverse sample. Behavioral Medicine. doi:10.1080/08964289.2022.2048249
  23. Hanna-Walker, V., Simon, K.A., Lawrence, S.E., Driver, R., Kalinowski, J., Watson, R.J., & Eaton, L.A. (2023). Black sexual minority men’s stigma-based experiences surrounding PrEP in the southern United States. LGBT Health, 10, 245-251. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2022.0118
  24. Gower, A.L., Rider, G.N., del Río-González, A., Erickson, P.J., Thomas, D., Russell, S.T., Watson, R.J., & Eisenberg, M.E. (2023). Application of an intersectional lens to bias-based bullying among LGBTQ+ youth of color in the U.S. Stigma & Health. doi:10.1037/sah0000415
  25. Lawrence, S. E., Puhl, R.M., Watson, R.J., Schwartz, M., Lessard, L.M., & Foster, G.D. (2023). Family weight stigma and implications for psychosocial health: A multi-national comparison. Obesity.
  26. Abreu, R. Lefevor, G.T., Barrita, A., Gonzalez, K., & Watson, R.J. (2023). Intersectional microaggressions, depressive symptoms, and the role of LGBTQ-specific parental support in a sample of Latinx sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of Adolescence.
  27. Morgan, E., Caba, A.E., Eaton, L., & Watson, R.J. (2022). PrEP access affected by COVID-19 is associated with increased risk of HIV seroconversion. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 91, 138-143. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000003036
  28. Eisenberg, M., Gower, A.L., Watson, R.J., Rider, G.N., Thomas, D., & Russell, S.T. (2022). Substance use behaviors among LGBTQ youth of color: Identification of the populations bearing the greatest burden in three large samples. Journal of Adolescent Health, 71, 317-323. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2022.04.007
  29. Mereish, E., Parra, L., Watson, R.J., Fish, J. (2022). Subtle minority stress and depression among sexual and gender minority adolescents of color: Mediating role of self-esteem and sense of mastery. Prevention Science, 23, 142–153. doi:10.1007/s11121-021-01294-9
  30. Earnshaw, E., Watson, R.J., Eaton, E.A., Brousseau, N., Laurenceau, J., & Fox, A.B. (2022). Integrating time into stigma and health research. Nature Reviews Psychology, 1, 236–247. doi:10.1038/s44159-022-00034-2
  31. Lawrence, S., Puhl, R., Schwartz, M., Watson, R.J., & Foster, G.D. (2022). “The most hurtful thing I’ve ever experienced”: A qualitative examination of the nature of experiences of weight stigma by family members. Social Science & Medicine – Qualitative Research in Health, 2, 100073. doi:10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100073
  32. Tan, K., Watson, R.J., Byrne, J.L., & Veale, J.F. (2022). Barriers to accessing gender-concordant IDs are associated with transgender people’s mental health. LGBT Health, 9, 401-410. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2021.0240
  33. Scheer, J.R., Edwards, K.M., Sheinfil, A.Z., Dalton, M.R., Firkey, M.K., & Watson, R.J. (2022). Interpersonal victimization, substance use, and mental health among sexual and gender minority youth: The role of self- concept factors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37, 18104-18129. doi:10.1177/08862605211035868
  34. Kalinowski, J., Layland, E., Eaton, L., & Watson, R.J. (2022). Strong ethnic identity buffers the association of heterosexism with substance use among Black sexual minority men. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Online Early View. doi:10.1007/s40615-022-01312-8
  35. Mereish, E., Fish, J.N., & Watson, R.J. (2022). Intersectional minority stress and alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use among sexual and gender minority adolescents of color: Moderating role of family support. Online Early View. LGBT Health. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2021.0430
  36. Berman, M., Earnshaw, V., Watson, R.J., & Eaton, L. (2022). Factors associated with disclosure of sexual orientation among Black sexual minority men. LGBT Health. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2021.0446
  37. Wheldon, C.W., Watson, R.J., Cunningham, C., & Fish, J.N. (2022). State marijuana laws and marijuana use among sexual and gender minority youth in the United States. LGBT Health. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2021.0419
  38. Argenyi, M., Mereish, E., & Watson, R.J. (in press). Mental and physical health disparities among sexual and gender minority adolescents based on disability status. LGBT Health. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2022.0032
  39. Wiginton, J.M., Kalinowski, J., Watson, R.J., Kalichman, S., & Eaton, L.A. (2022). Lifetime prevalence of syphilis infection among predominantly Black sexual and gender minorities living with HIV in Atlanta, Georgia. Ethnicity and Health. Online Early View. doi:10.1080/13557858.2021.2007225
  40. Jackson, S. D., Harvey, T., Clark, K. A., Pereira, K., & Watson, R.J. (2023). Multi-level stigma and depression among a national sample of US Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ adolescents: The roles of interpersonal racial/ethnic and sexual orientation bullying and state-level anti-LGBTQ+ structural stigma. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 132, 577-589. doi:10.1037/abn0000841
  41. Simon, K.A., Hanna-Walker, V., Clark, A.N., Driver, R., Kalinowski, J., Watson, R.J., & Eaton, L. (2022). “This is to help me move forward”: The role of PrEP in harnessing sex positivity and empowerment among Black sexual minority men in the Southern United States. Journal of Sex Research. doi:10.1080/00224499.2022.2131704
  42. Ching, T., Finkelstein-Fox, L., Lee, S., & Watson, R.J. (2022). Effects of sexual and gender minority stress on depressive symptoms among adolescents of color in the United States. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. doi:10.1037/cdp0000562
  43. Hanna-Walker, V., Snapp, S., Watson, R.J., Campos, E., & Saldana, X. (2022). “This is real, this is the way that things are”: Hooking up as a pathway for sexual identity development among SGM emerging adults. Emerging Adulthood. doi:10.1177/21676968221117410
  44. Watson, R. J., Morgan, E., Collibee, C., Kalinowski, J., Cunningham, C., Edelman, E. J., Chan, P., & Eaton, L. A. (2022). Substance use and healthcare utilization across the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care cascade among black and latino men who have sex with men. Substance Use & Misuse, 0(0), 1–10.
  45. Abreu, R. L., Lefevor, G. T., Gonzalez, K. A., Teran, M., & Watson, R. J. (2022). Parental support, depressive symptoms, and LGBTQ adolescents: Main and moderation effects in a diverse sample. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 0(0), 1–16.
  46. Watson, R. J., Chang, C. J., Feinstein, B. A., Moody, R. L., Caba, A., & Eaton, L. A. (2022). PrEP Stigma and logistical barriers remain significant challenges in curtailing HIV transmission among Black and Hispanic/Latinx cisgender sexual minority men and transgender women in the US. AIDS Care, 0(0), 1–8.
  47. Eisenberg, M. E., Gower, A. L., Watson, R. J., Rider, G. N., Thomas, D., & Russell, S. T. (2022). Substance use behaviors among LGBTQ+ youth of color: Identification of the populations bearing the greatest burden in three large samples. Journal of Adolescent Health.
  48. Watson, R. J., Morgan, E., Sherman, J., Caba, A. E., Wheldon, C. W., Chan, P. A., & Eaton, L. A. (2022). Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, anticipated PrEP stigma, and bisexual identity among a Black and Hispanic/Latino sexual and gender diverse sample. Behavioral Medicine, 0(0), 1–9.
  49. Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., Watson, R. J., Puhl, R., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2022). Sexual and gender minority adolescents’ disordered eating: Understanding general and SGM-specific risk and protective factors. International Journal of Eating Disorders. doi:10.1002/eat.23727
  50. Abreu, R. L., Lefevor, G. T., Gonzalez, K. A., Barrita, A. M.,  & Watson, R. J. (2022). Bullying, depression, and parental acceptance in a sample of Latinx sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of LGBT Youth. doi: 10.1080/19361653.2022.2071791
  51. Butt, M. M., Watson, R. J., Rohner, R. P., & Malik, F. (2022). Memories of parental rejection in childhood and current psychological maladjustment predict substance abuse in a collectivist religious country. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  52. Rentería, R., Feinstein, B. A., Dyar, C., & Watson, R. J. (2022). Does outness function the same for all sexual minority youth? Testing its associations with different aspects of well-being in a sample of youth with diverse sexual identitiesPsychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication.
  53. Caba, A. E., Rathus, T., Burson, E., Eaton, L. A., & Watson, R. J. (2022). Who is using PrEP on- demand? Differences in PrEP method among Black and Latino emerging adults. AIDS and Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10461-022-03684-8
  54. Renley, B., Burson, E., Simon, K., Caba, A., & Watson, R.J. (2022). Youth-specific sexual and gender minority state-level policies: Implications for pronoun, name, and bathroom/locker room use among gender minority youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-022-01582-9
  55. Caba, A., Mallory, A., Simon, K., Rathus, T., & Watson, R.J. (2022). Complex outness patterns among sexual minority youth: A latent class analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-022-01580-x
  56. Knox, J., Hwang, G., Carrico, A.W., Duncan, D.T., Watson, R.J., & Eaton, L.A. (2022). Everyday marijuana use associated with HIV seroconversion among a community-based cohort of Black men who have sex with men and transgender women in Atlanta. AIDS & Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10461-022-03598-5
  57. Lessard, L., Watson, R.J., Schacter, H., & Puhl, R. (2022). Weight enumeration in state anti-bullying laws: Associations with risks of weight-based bullying among sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of Public Health Policy. doi:10.1057/s41271-021-00322-w
  58. Wheldon, C.W., Eaton, L.A., & Watson, R.J. (2022). Predisposing, enabling, and need related factors associated with human papillomavirus vaccination intentions and uptake among Black and Hispanic sexual and gender diverse adults in the US. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-01214-1
  59. Wiginton, J. M., Eaton, L. A., Watson, R. J., Maksut, J. L., Earnshaw, V. A., & Berman, M. (2021). Sex-positivity, medical mistrust, and prep conspiracy beliefs among HIV-negative cisgender Black sexual minority men in Atlanta, Georgia. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10508-021-02174-7
  60. Watson, R.J., Poteat, V.P., Fish, J.N., Wheldon, C.W., Cunningham, C., Puhl, R., & Eaton, L. (in press). Teacher support, victimization, and alcohol use among sexual and gender minority youth: Considering ethnoracial identity. Prevention Science. doi:10.1007/s11121-021-01216-9
  61. Watson, R.J., Collibee, C., Maksut, J., Earnshaw, V., Rucinski, K., & Eaton, L. (in press). High levels of undiagnosed rectal STIs suggests that screening remains inadequate among Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Sexually Transmitted Infections. doi:10.1136/sextrans-2020-054563
  62. Chen, D., Watson, R.J., Shover, C.L., & Caputi, T. (in press). Proportion of U.S. clinics offering LGBT-tailored mental health services decreased over time: A study of the National Mental Health Services SurveyAnnals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health. doi:10.1891/LGBTQ-2020-0071
  63. Simon, K. A., Hawthorne, H. M., Clark, A. N., Renley, B. M., Farr, R. H., Eaton, L. A., & Watson, R. J. (2022). Contextualizing the well-being of asexual youth: Evidence of differences in family, health, and school outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51(1), 128–140.
  64. Kiekens, W.J., Baams, L., Fish, J.N., & Watson, R.J. (in press). Associations of relationship experiences, dating violence, sexual harassment, and assault with alcohol use among sexual and gender minority adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/08862605211001469
  65. Lessard, L, Wang, E., & Watson, R.J. (in press). School safety among sexual and gender minority adolescents: Implications for eating and weight control behaviors. Journal of School Health. doi: 10.1111/1746-1561
  66. Feldman, S., Watson, R.J., & Gallik, C. (in press). College aspirations, gender sexuality alliances, and teacher support among diverse LGBTQ youth. Educational Review. doi:10.1080/00131911.2020.1816907
  67. Poteat, V.P., Watson, R.J., & Fish, J.N. (in press). Teacher support moderates associations among sexual orientation identity outness, victimization, and academic performance among LGBQ+ youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-021-01455-7
  68. Gower, A.L., Watson, R.J., Erikson, D.J., Saewyc, E.M., & Eisenberg, M.E. (in press). LGBQ youth’s experiences of general and bias-based bullying victimization: The buffering role of supportive school and community environments. International Journal of Bullying Prevention. doi:10.1007/s42380-020-00065-4
  69. Kirklewski, S., Watson, R.J., & Lauckner, C. (in press). The moderating effect of physical activity on the relationship between bullying and mental health among sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of Sport and Health Science. doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2020.11.013
  70. Brousseau, N. M., Driver, R., Simon, K., Watson, R. J., Earnshaw, V. A., Chandler, C. J., Kalichman, S., & Eaton, L. A. (2023). PrEP-related interactive toxicity beliefs: Associations with stigma, substance use, and PrEP uptake. AIDS Education and Prevention, 35(2), 114-125. doi:10.1080/09540121.2023.2206096
  71. Maksut, J., Eaton, L., Watson, R.J., Driver, R., & Knowles, C. (2021). Factors associated with awareness and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among Black men who have sex with men with a recent STI diagnosis. Behavioral Medicine47, 161-169. doi:10.1080/08964289.2019.1692776
  72. Gower, A.L., Valdez, C.B., Watson, R.J., Eisenberg, M. E., Mehus, C.J., Saewyc, E.M., Corliss, H.L., Sullivan, R., & Porta, C.M. (2021). First- and second-hand experiences of enacted stigma among LGBTQ youth. Journal of School Nursing37, 184-194, 1-10. doi:10.1177/1059840519863094
  73. Rathus, T., & Watson, R.J. (2021). The family environment and its relation to health and well-being among sexual and gender minority youthAnnals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health3, 1-15. doi:10.1891/lgbtq-2020-0040
  74. Chang, C. J., Feinstein, B. A., Meanley, S., Flores, D. D., & Watson, R. J. (2021). The role of LGBTQ identity pride in the associations among discrimination, social support, and depression in a sample of LGBTQ adolescentsAnnals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health3, 1-17. doi:10.1891/LGBTQ-2021-0020
  75. Earnshaw, V.A., Eaton, L.A., Watson, R.J., Layland, E.K., Berman, M., & Wiginton, J.M. (2021). Sexual orientation outness and HIV/STI stigma over first year post-HIV/STI diagnosis among Black MSM. Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health2. doi:10.1891/LGBTQ-2020-0059
  76. Watson, R.J., Fish, J.N., Denary, W., Caba, A., Cunningham, C., & Eaton, L. (2021). LGBTQ-focused state policies: A lever for reducing sexual and gender minority youth substance use and bullying. Drug and Alcohol Dependence221, 108659. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108659
  77. Berman, M., Eaton, L., Watson, R.J., Maksut, J., Rucinski, K., & Earnshaw, V. (2021). Perpetuated HIV microaggressions: A novel scale to measure subtle discrimination against people living with HIV. AIDS Education and Prevention33, 1-15. doi:10.1521/aeap.2021.33.1.1
  78. Earnshaw, V.A., Reed, N.M., Watson, R.J., Maksut, J.L., Allen, A.M., & Eaton, L.A. (2021). Intersectional internalized stigma among Black men who have sex with men: A longitudinal analysis spanning HIV/STI diagnosis. Journal of Health Psychology26, 465-476. doi:10.1177/13591053188201
  79. Watson, R.J., Wheldon, C., & Puhl, R.M. (2020). Evidence of diverse identities in a large national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence30, 431-442. doi:10.1111/jora.12488
  80. Watson, R.J., Park, M., Taylor, A.B., Fish, J.N., Corliss, H.L., Eisenberg, M.E., & Saewyc, E. (2020). Associations between community-level LGBTQ supportive factors and substance use among sexual minority adolescents. LGBT Health7, 82-89. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2019.0205
  81. Watson, R.J., Fish, J.N., McKay, T., Allen, S., Eaton, L., & Puhl, R. (2020). Substance use among a national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents: Intersections of sex assigned at birth and gender identity. LGBT Health7, 37-46. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2019.0066
  82. Watson, R.J., Eaton, L., Maksut, J., Rucinski, K., & Earnshaw, V. (2020). Links between sexual orientation and disclosure among Black MSM: Sexual orientation and disclosure matter for PrEP awareness. AIDS & Behavior24, 29-34. doi:10.1007/s10461-019-02696-1
  83. Caputi, T., Shover, C., & Watson, R.J. (2020). Physical and sexual violence among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and questioning adolescents. JAMA Pediatrics,174, 791-793. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.6291
  84. McKay, T., & Watson, R.J. (2020). Gender expansive youth disclosure and mental health: Clinical implications of gender identity disclosure. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity7, 66-75. doi:10.1037/sgd0000354
  85. Lessard, L., Puhl, R., & Watson, R.J. (2020). Gay−straight Alliances: A mechanism of health risk reduction among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine59, 196-203. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.02.020
  86. Lessard, L., Watson, R.J., & Puhl, R. (2020). Bias-based bullying and school adjustment among sexual and gender minority adolescents: The role of gay-straight alliances. Journal of Youth and Adolescence49, 1094-1109. doi:10.1007/s10964-020-01205-1
  87. Rucinski, K., Eaton, L., Learner, E., Watson, R.J., Maksut, J., & Earnshaw, V. (2020). Transactional sex and incident chlamydia and gonorrhea among Black men who have sex with men in Atlanta, Georgia. Sexually Transmitted Diseases47, 355-360. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001168
  88. Berman, M., Eaton, L., Watson, R.J., Andrepont, J., & Kalichman, S. (2020). Social distancing to mitigate COVID-19 risks is associated with COVID-19 discriminatory attitudes among people living with HIV. Annals of Behavioral Medicine54, 728–737. doi:10.1093/abm/kaaa074
  89. Earnshaw, V., Eaton, L., Collier, Z., Watson, R.J., Maksut, J., Rucinski, K., Kelly, J., & Kalichman, S.C. (2020). HIV stigma, depressive symptoms, and substance use. AIDS Patient Care and STDs34, 275-280. doi:10.1089/apc.2020.0021
  90. Eaton, L.A., Allen, A., Maksut, J., Earnshaw, V., Watson, R.J., & Kalichman, S. (2020). HIV microaggressions: A novel measure of stigma-related experiences among people living with HIV. Journal of Behavioral Medicine43, 34-43. doi:10.1007/s10865-019-00064-x
  91. Eisenberg, M., Erickson D., Gower, A., Kne, L, Watson, R.J., Corliss, H.L., & Saewyc, E.S. (2020). Supportive community resources are associated with lower risk of substance use among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and 46 questioning adolescents in Minnesota. Journal of Youth and Adolescence49, 836-848. doi:10.1007/s10964-019-01100-4
  92. Gamarel, K., Watson, R.J., Mouzoon, R.L., Fleischer, N.L., Wheldon, C.W., & Fish, J. N. (2020). Family rejection and cigarette smoking among sexual and gender minority adolescents in the United States. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine27, 179-187. doi:10.1007/s12529-019-09846-8
  93. Eisenberg, M. E., Puhl, R., & Watson, R. J. (2020). Family weight teasing, LGBTQ attitudes, and well-being among LGBTQ adolescents. Family & Community Health43, 17-25. doi:10.1097/FCH.0000000000000239
  94. Eisenberg, M. E., Gower, A., Watson, R.J., Porta, C.M., & Saewyc, E. (2020). LGBTQ youth-serving organizations: What do they offer and do they protect against emotional distress? Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health1, 63-79. doi:10.1891/LGBTQ-2019-0008
  95. Miller, K., Watson, R.J., & Eisenberg, M.E. (2020). The intersection of family acceptance and religion on the mental health of LGBTQ youth. Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health1, 27-42. doi:10.1891/LGBTQ.2019-0005
  96. Saewyc, E. Li, G., Gower, A., Watson, R.J., Erickson, D., Corliss, H., & Eisenberg, M. (2020). The link between LGBTQ-supportive communities, progressive political climate, and suicidality among sexual minority adolescents in Canada. Preventive Medicine139, 106191. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106191
  97. Eaton, L., Watson, R.J., Maksut, J., Rucinski, K., Earnshaw, V., & Berman, M. (2020). Elevated perceived risk for HIV as a barrier to accessing health care among Black men who have sex with men. Prevention Science21, 917-925. doi:10.1007/s11121-020-01135-1
  98. Fish, J.N., Russell, B.S., Watson, R.J., & Russell, S.T. (2020). Parent-child relationships and sexual minority youth: Implications for adult alcohol abuse. Journal of Youth and Adolescence49, 2034–2046. doi:10.1007/s10964-020-01299-7
  99. Watson, R.J., Fish, J.N., Poteat, P.V., & Rathus, T. (2019). Sexual and gender minority youth alcohol use: Within-group differences in associations with internalized stigma and victimization. Journal of Youth and Adolescence48, 2403-2417. doi:10.1007/s10964-019-01130-y
  100. Watson, R.J., Rose, H., Doull, M., Adjei, J., & Saewyc, E. (2019). Worsening perceptions of family connectedness and parent support for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies28, 3121-3131. doi:10.1007/s10826-019-01489-3
  101. Watson, R.J., Shahin, Y., & Arbeit, M. (2019). Hookup initiation and emotional outcomes differ across LGB young men and women. Sexualities22, 932–50. doi:10.1177/1363460718774528
  102. Watson, R.J., Veale, J., Gordon, A., Clark, B., & Saewyc, E. (2019). Risk and protective factors for transgender youth’s substance use. Preventive Medicine Reports15, 100905. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100905
  103. Puhl, R., Himmelstein, M., & Watson, R.J. (2019). Weight-based victimization among sexual minority adolescents: Implications for mental health and substance use. Health Psychology38, 727-37. doi:10.1037/hea0000758
  104. Watson, R.J., Allen, A., Pollitt, A., & Eaton, L. (2019). Risk and protective factors for sexual health among bisexual men: Internalized heterosexism, sexual orientation disclosure, and religiosity. Archives of Sexual Behavior48, 243-53. doi:10.1007/s10508-018-1216-5
  105. Himmelstein, M., Puhl, R., & Watson, R.J. (2019). Weight-based victimization, eating behaviors, and weight-related health in SGM adolescents. Appetite141, 104321. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2019.104321
  106. Puhl, R.M., Himmelstein, M., & Watson, R.J. (2019). Weight-based victimization among sexual and gender minority adolescents: Findings from a diverse national sample. Pediatric Obesity14, e12514. doi:10.1111/ijpo.12514
  107. Greenspan, S., Griffith, C., & Watson, R. J. (2019). LGBTQ+ youth’s physical activity engagement: A comprehensive content analysis. Adolescent Research Review4, 169-85. doi:10.1007/s40894-019-00110-4
  108. Wheldon, C.W., Watson, R.J., Fish, J.N., & Gamarel, K. (2019). Cigarette smoking among youth at the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity. LGBT Health6, 235-41. doi:10.1089/ lgbt.2019.0005
  109. Murchison, G., Agénor, M., Reisner, S., & Watson, R.J. (2019). School restroom/locker rooms restrictions and sexual assault risk among transgender youth. Pediatrics143, e20182902. doi:10.1542/peds.2018-2902
  110. Fish, J. N., Watson, R. J., Gahagan, J., Porta, C. M., Beaulieu-Prévost, D., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Smoking behaviors among heterosexual and sexual minority youth? Findings from 15 years of provincially representative data. Drug and Alcohol Review38, 101-10. doi:10.1111/dar.12880
  111. Watson, R.J., Grossman, A.H., & Russell, S.T. (2019). Sources of social support and mental health among LGB youth. Youth & Society51, 30-48. doi:10.1177/0044118X16660110
  112. Li, G., Wu, A., Marshall, S., Watson, R.J., Adjei, J., & Saewyc, E. (2019). Investigating site-level longitudinal effects of population health interventions: Gay Straight Alliances and school safety. Social Science & Medicine Population Health7, 100350. doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100350
  113. Eaton, L., Earnshaw, V., Maksut, J., Thorson, K., Watson, R.J., & Bauermeister, J. (2018). Experiences of stigma and health care engagement among Black MSM newly diagnosed with HIV/STI. Journal of Behavioral Medicine41, 458-66. doi:10.1007/s10965-018-9922-y
  114. Watson, R.J., Fish, J.N., Allen, A., & Eaton, L. (2018). Sexual identity disclosure and awareness of HIV prevention methods among Black men who have sex with men. Journal of Sex Research55, 975-83. doi:10.1080/00224499.2017.1375452
  115. Watson, R.J., VanKim, N., Rose, H., Porta, C.M., Gahagan, J., &, Eisenberg, M. (2018). Unhealthy weight control behaviors among youth: Sex of sexual partner is linked to troubling differences. Eating Disorders26, 448-63. doi:10.1080/10640266.2018.1453633 ***Finalist for Article of the Year – Informing Treatment Finalist in the Journal of Eating Disorders
  116. Watson, R.J., Goodenow, C., Porta, C.M., Adjei, J., & Saewyc, E. (2018). Substance use among sexual minorities: Has it actually gotten better? Substance Use & Misuse53, 1221-28. doi:10.1080/10826084. 2017.1400563
  117. Doull, M., Watson, R.J., Smith, A., Homma, Y., & Saewyc, E. (2018). Are we leveling the playing field? Trends in sports participation among sexual minority youth. Journal of Sports and Health Science7, 218-26. doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2016.10.006
  118. Porta, C.M., Watson, R.J., Doull, M., Eisenberg, M., Grumdahl, N., & Saewyc, E. (2018). Trend disparities in emotional distress and suicidality among sexual minority and heterosexual Minnesota adolescents from 1998 to 2010. Journal of School Health88, 605-14. doi:10.1111/josh.12650
  119. Watson, R.J., Peter, T., McKay, T., Edkins, T., & Saewyc, E. (2018). Evidence of changing patterns in mental health and depressive symptoms for sexual minority adolescents. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health22, 120-38. doi:10.1080/19359705.2018.1427646
  120. Watson, R.J., Lewis, N., Fish, J., & Goodenow, C. (2018). Sexual minority youth continue to smoke cigarettes earlier and more often than heterosexual peers: Findings from population-based data. Drug and Alcohol Dependence183, 64-70. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.11.025
  121. Watson, R.J., Snapp, S., & Wang, S. (2017). What we know and where to go from here: A review of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth hookup literature. Sex Roles77, 801-11. doi:10.1007/s11199-017-0831-2
  122. Fish, J.N., Watson, R.J., Porta, C., Russell, S.T., & Saewyc, E. (2017). Are alcohol-related disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual youth decreasing? Addiction112, 1931-41. doi:10.1111/add.13896
  123. Watson, R.J., & Christensen, J. (2017). Big data and student engagement among vulnerable youth: A review. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences18, 23-27. doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.07.004
  124. Mehus, C., Watson, R.J., Porta, C.M., & Eisenberg, M. (2017). Living as an LGBTQ adolescent and a parent’s child. Journal of Family Nursing23, 175-200. doi:10.1177/1074840717696924
  125. Watson, R.J., Veale, J., & Saewyc, E. (2017). Disordered eating among transgender youth: Probability profiles from risk and protective factors. International Journal of Eating Disorders50, 512-22. doi:10.1002/eat.22627
  126. Peter, T., Edkins, T., Watson, R.J., Adjei, J., Homma, Y., & Saewyc, E. (2017). Trends in suicidality among sexual minority and heterosexual students in a Canadian population-based cohort study. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity4, 115-23. doi:10.1037/sgd0000211
  127. Watson, R.J., Adjei, J., Saewyc, E, Homma, Y., & Goodenow, C. (2017). Trends and disparities in disordered eating among heterosexual and sexual minority adolescents. International Journal of Eating Disorders50, 22-31. doi:10.1002/eat.22576
  128. Veale, J., Watson, R.J., Peter, T., & Saewyc, E. (2017). Mental health disparities among Canadian transgender youth. Journal of Adolescent Health60, 44-49. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth. 2016.09.014
  129. Veale, J., Watson, R.J., Adjei, J., & Saewyc, E. (2016). Prevalence of pregnancy involvement among Canadian transgender youth and its relation to mental health, sexual health, and gender identity. International Journal of Transgenderism17, 107-13. doi:10.1080/15532739.2016.1216345
  130. Goodenow, C., Watson, R.J., Adjei, J., Homma, Y. & Saewyc, E. (2016). Sexual orientation trends and disparities in school bullying and violence-related experiences, 1999–2013. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity3, 386-96. doi:10.1037/sgd0000188
  131. Watson, R.J., & Russell, S.T. (2016). Disengaged or bookworm: Academics, mental health, and success for sexual minority youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence26, 159-65. doi:10.1111/jora.12178
  132. Watson, R.J., Barnett, M., & Russell, S.T. (2016). Parent support matters for the educational success of sexual minorities. Journal of GLBT Family Studies12, 188-202. doi:10.1080/1550428X.2015.1028694
  133. Watson, R.J., McDonald, D., Carter, R., & Russo, J. M. (2016). Reducing youth risk behaviors through interactive theatre. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension4, 70-77.
  134. Snapp, S., Watson, R.J., Russell, S.T., Diaz, R., & Ryan, C. (2015). Social support networks for LGBT young adults: Low cost strategies for positive adjustment. Family Relations64, 420-30. doi:10.1111/ fare.12124
  135. Watson, R.J., Wheldon, C.W., & Russell, S.T. (2015). How does sexual identity disclosure impact school experiences? Journal of LGBT Youth12, 385-96. doi:10.1080/19361653.2015.1077764

Refereed Chapters in Edited Books, Encyclopedia Entries, and Viewpoints 

  1. Simon, K.A, Clark, A.N., & Watson, R.J. (in press). Asexual youth. In R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence. New York, NY: Springer.
  2. Caba, A., Fish, J.N., & Watson, R.J. (in press). Substance use among LGBTQ youth. In A. Goldberg (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  3. Renley, B., Simon, K.A., & Watson, R.J. (in press). Schools as heteronormative and cisnormative spaces. In A. Goldberg (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  4. Long, T., Rodriguez, C., Snyder, M., & Watson, R.J. (2020). LGBTQ health and wellness. In D. Amory & S. Massey (Eds.), LGBTQ Studies: An Open Introduction, SUNY Press: New York, NY.
  5. Hawkins, B., & Watson, R.J. (2017). LGBT cyberspaces: a need for a holistic investigation. Children’s Geographies15, 122-128. doi:10.1080/14733285.2016.1216877
  6. Stathatos, M., Watson, R.J., & Sulkowski, M. (2016). Peer victimization and resilience among LGBT youth. Communiqué45, 32-33.
  7. Licona, A.C., & Watson, R. J. (2016). Sexual minorities. In N. Naples (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss259
  8. Watson, R.J., & Russell, S.T. (2015). LGBTQ families and schools. In G. L. Wimberly (Ed.), Research on LGBTQ in Education: Using and Investing in Building Knowledge (pp. 75-88), Washington, DC: AERA.
  9. Russell, S.T., Watson, R.J., & Muraco, J.A. (2011). Development of same-sex intimate relationships. In B. Laursen & A.W. Collins (Eds.), Relationship Pathways: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood (pp. 215-233). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Edited Volumes, Scholarly Books, & Editorials

  1. Watson, R.J. & Veale, J.F. (Eds). (2019). Today’s Transgender Youth. Routledge: New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0- 367-20889-9
  2. Watson, R.J., & Veale, J. (2018). Transgender youth are strong: Resilience among gender expansive youth worldwide. International Journal of Transgenderism19, 115-118. doi:10.1080/15532739.2018.1474832
  3. Watson, R. J., & Veale, J. F. (2016). Special issue of International Journal of Transgenderism: Today’s transgender youth: Health, well-being, and opportunities for resilience. International Journal of Transgenderism17, 232. doi:10.1080/15532739.2016.1249693

Community Outreach Publications

  1. Human Rights Campaign, Watson. R.J., & Puhl, R. (2019). 2019 Bi+ Youth Report. Access:
  2. Human Rights Campaign, Watson. R.J., & Puhl, R. (2019). Being African American and an LGBTQ person. Access:
  3. Human Rights Campaign, Watson. R.J., & Puhl, R. (2018). Supporting and Caring for our Gender Expansive Youth. Access:
  4. Human Rights Campaign, Watson. R.J., & Puhl, R. (2018). The 2018 LGBTQ+ Youth Report. Access:
  5. Hohti, S., & Watson, R.J. (2016). Dietary choices of South Asian adolescents in British Columbia. McCreary Centre Society. Access:
  6. Bazerbachi, B., Almakadma, A., Watson, R.J., & Adjei, J. (2016). Stress and alcohol use among West Asian youth. McCreary Centre Society. Access:
  7. Bauman, S., Watson, R.J., & Alvarez, J. (2013). Submit* the Documentary: Educational Film Guide. Submit the Documentary LLC. Access:
  8. Watson, R.J., Snapp, S.D., Russell, S.T., Licona, A.C., & The Crossroads Collaborative. (2012). Prevalence and interventions of bullying in Tucson public schools. Crossroads Connections, 1, 1-4. University of Arizona.