Mark Hatzenbuehler

Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health


Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Yale University and his post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar.  Dr. Hatzenbuehler's research examines how structural forms of stigma, including social policies, increase risk for adverse health outcomes among members of socially disadvantaged populations, with a particular focus on lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Dr. Hatzenbuehler has published 90 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and his research has been published in several leading journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Social Science & Medicine, Psychological Bulletin, and JAMA Pediatrics. In recognition of this work, Dr. Hatzenbuehler received the 2015 Louise Kidder Early Career Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the 2016 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest from the American Psychological Association, and the 2016 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science. His work has been widely covered in the media, including interviews on NPR and MSNBC, and it has been cited in numerous amicus curiae briefs for cases on status-based discrimination. Dr. Hatzenbuehler currently serves on four editorial boards, including as Associate Editor at the Journal of Health & Social Behavior and Assistant Editor at Social Science & Medicine.  Dr. Hatzenbuehler also recently served as a member of a consensus committee on peer victimization and bullying at the National Academy of Sciences. 


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