Author Bio

Dr. John Pachankis is an Associate Professor of Public Health with tenure at Yale and the Director of the Esteem Research Group in New York City. His research seeks to bring evidence-based mental health interventions to LGBTQ people in the US and around the world. With NIH funding, including three current R01s, he examines the efficacy of LGBTQ-affirmative interventions delivered via novel technologies (e.g., smartphones), in diverse settings (e.g., Eastern Europe, Appalachia), and with diverse segments of the LGBTQ community (e.g., rural youth, queer women). He has published over 100 scientific papers on LGBTQ mental health and stigma. This work appears in journals such as Psychological Bulletin, American Psychologist, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, AIDS, and Health Psychology. He has also recently co-edited the Handbook of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities published by Oxford University Press. His research has had national and international scholarly, legal, and popular impact, having been referenced in national professional guidelines for LGBTQ mental health practice, cited in numerous amici curiae briefs before U.S. state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and featured in national and international media outlets. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2008 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed his clinical psychology internship at Harvard Medical School / McLean Hospital.