DR. NATASHA SCHVEY: STIGMA AND HEALTH LAB
Dr. Schvey studies stigma and its effects on physical and psychosocial health among a number of vulnerable populations using multiple methodological approaches. She currently has active lines of research assessing: 1) weight-based stigmatization among adults and youth with overweight and obesity, 2) stigma and barriers to seeking mental health care among military spouses, 3) stigma and health among transgender service members and dependents, and 4) experiences of bias among women in a predominantly male military environment. Dr. Schvey’s research includes the entire military family, from active duty service members to their spouses and children. Her research aims to elucidate the presence and potential consequences of stigma on health and functioning in an effort to improve the lives of our service members and their families.