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Refereed Journal Articles
Papers with full texts available are linked below:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., Watson, R. J., Puhl, R., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (in press). Sexual and gender minority adolescents’ disordered eating: Understanding general and SGM-specific risk and protective factors. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Caba, A. E., Rathus, T., Burson, E., Eaton, L. A., & Watson, R. J. (in press). Who is using PrEP on- demand? Differences in PrEP method among Black and Latino emerging adults. AIDS and Behavior.
  8. Renley, B., Burson, E., Simon, K., Caba, A., & Watson, R.J. (in press). 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
  9. Caba, A., Mallory, A., Simon, K., Rathus, T., & Watson, R.J. (in press). Complex outness patterns among sexual minority youth: A latent class analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-022-01580-x
  10. Knox, J., Hwang, G., Carrico, A.W., Duncan, D.T., Watson, R.J., & Eaton, L.A. (in press). 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, GA. AIDS & Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10461-022-03598-5
  11. Lessard, L., Watson, R.J., Schacter, H., & Puhl, R. (in press). 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
  12. Wheldon, C.W., Eaton, L.A., & Watson, R.J. (in press). 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Rathus, T., & Watson, R.J. (2021). The family environment and its relation to health and well-being among sexual and gender minority youth. Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health3, 1-15. doi:10.1891/lgbtq-2020-0040
  27. 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 adolescents. Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health3, 1-17.
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. 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
  83. 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
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. 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.
  87. 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
  88. 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. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Stathatos, M., Watson, R.J., & Sulkowski, M. (2016). Peer victimization and resilience among LGBT youth. Communiqué45, 32-33.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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:
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