Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar
Mailman School of Public Health


Mark L. Hatzenbuehler recently completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Yale University. His research program focuses on social determinants of psychiatric morbidity among members of socially disadvantaged populations. This research has documented that discrimination at the structural level, e.g. constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage, may be harmful for the mental health of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community. He received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the mechanisms that link stigma to psychopathology. He also received awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Public Health Association. Dr. Hatzenbuehler's research has been used as evidence in several legal cases on same-sex marriage, including Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the litigation aimed at overturning Proposition 8 in California.
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New York, NY 10032