Natasha A Schvey


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Medical and Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Stigma and Health
Body weight and eating disorders, gender identity, children and adolescents


BA (2006): Northwestern University (English, Psychology)
MS, MPhil, PhD (2014): Yale University
Clinical Internship (2014): Yale University School of Medicine


Dr. Schvey is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yale University in 2014, and completed her clinical internship in Behavioral Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Schvey’s research focuses broadly on stigma and health among multiple populations. Using multi-method approaches, Dr. Schvey has active lines of research pertaining to weight status and eating pathology, mental health, gender, and gender identity among service members, military dependents, and civilians. Dr. Schvey has published a range of empirical studies, review papers, and chapters, and has presented to academic, professional, and community organizations throughout the country.

Representative Bibliography

Johnson, N., Pearlman, A., Klein, D., Riggs, D., Schvey, N. (2023). Stigma and Barriers in Healthcare among a Sample of Transgender and Gender-Diverse Active Duty Service Members. Medical Care.

Murray, A. L., Koehlmoos, T., Banaag, A., Schvey, N. (2022). Caring for Service Members Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted: The Military Health System. Military Medicine.

Klein, D. A., Ahmed, A. E., Murphy, M., Pearlman, A., Johnson, N., Gray, J., Schvey, N. (2022). The Mediating Role of Family Acceptance and Conflict on Suicidality among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth. Archives of Suicide Research.

Klein, D., Rafferty, J., Schvey, N., (2022). Puberty Suppression in Transgender and Gender-Diverse Adolescents: Timely Care, Optimal Outcomes. Transgender Health, 7, no. 3 (2022): 185-188.

Schvey, N., Burke, D., Pearlman, A., Britt, T., Riggs, D., Carballo, C., Stander, V. (2021). Perceived Barriers to Mental Healthcare among Spouses of Military Service Members. Psychological Services

Gorlick, J., Gorman, C., Weeks, H., Pearlman, A., Schvey, N., Bauer, K. (2021). “I feel like less of a mom.” Experiences of Weight Stigma by Association among Mothers of Children with Overweight and Obesity. Childhood Obesity, 17(1), 68 – 75

Schvey, N., Pearlman, A. T., Klein, D. A., Murphy, M. A., & Gray, J. C. (2020). Obesity and Eating Disorder Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth. JAMA Pediatrics, 17(5): 412 – 415

Schvey, N., Shank, L., (co-first authors) Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Ramirez, S., Altman, D., Swanson, T., Rubin, S., Kelly, N., LeMay-Russell, S., Byrne, M., Parker, M., Broadney, M., Brady, S., Yanovski, S., Yanovski, J. (2020). Weight-Based Teasing in Youth: Associations with Metabolic and Inflammatory Markers. Pediatric Obesity, 16(3): E12729.