Our Publications

Sexual minority women’s mental and behavioral health and related determinants

Scheer, J. R., Batchelder, A. W., Wang, K., & Pachankis, J. E. (2021). Mental health, alcohol use, and substance use correlates of sexism among a sample of gender diverse sexual minority women. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1037/sgd0000477

Scheer, J. R., Antebi-Gruszka, N., & Sullivan, T. (2021). Physical and sexual victimization class membership and alcohol misuse and consequences among sexual minority and heterosexual female youth. Psychology of Violence, 11(5), 434–444. https://doi.org/10.1037/vio0000380

Scheer, J. R., Pachankis, J. E., & Bränström, R. (2020). Gender-based structural stigma and intimate partner violence across 28 countries: A population-based study of women across sexual orientation, immigration status, and socioeconomic status. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520976212

Scheer, J. R., McConocha, E., Behari, K., & Pachankis, J. E. (2019). Sexual violence as a mediator of sexual orientation disparities in alcohol use, suicidality, and sexual-risk behavior among female youth. Psychology & Sexuality. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2019.1690031

Trauma-informed and culturally sensitive treatments for sexual and gender minority people

Antebi-Gruszka, N., & Scheer, J. R. (2021). Associations between trauma-informed care components and multiple health and psychosocial risks among LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 43(2), 139-156.

Pachankis, J. E., McConocha, E. M., Clark, K. A., Wang, K., Behari, K., Fetzner, B. K., Brisbin, C. D., Scheer, J. R., & Lehavot, K. (2020). A transdiagnostic minority stress intervention for sexual minority women’s depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88(7), 613-630.

Scheer, J. R., & Poteat, V. P (2018). Trauma-informed care, mobilizing mechanisms, and health among LGBTQ intimate partner violence survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence,1-23. [Preprint] Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518820688

Miller, C. M., Goodman, L. A., Thomas, K. A., Peterson, A., Scheer, J. R., Woulfe, J. M., & Warshaw, C. (2016). Trauma-informed approaches for LGBQT* survivors of intimate partner violence: A review of literature and a set of practice observations. Produced by the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project.

Psychosocial syndemic risks among sexual and gender minority people

Velez, B., Zelaya, D. G., & Scheer, J. R. (in press). Context Matters: Minority Stress and Mental Health Experiences of Diverse LGBTQ People. In K. L. Nadal & M. Scharrón-del Río (Eds.), Queer Psychology: Intersectional Approaches. New York, NY: Springer.

Scheer, J. R., Clark, K. A., Maiolatesi, A. J., & Pachankis, J. E. (2021). Syndemic profiles and sexual minority men’s HIV-risk behavior: A latent class analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Advanced online publication. DOI:10.1007/s10508-020-01850-4

Scheer, J. R., Breslow, A., & Velez, B. (2021). Harassment. In A. Goldberg, & G. Beemyn (Eds.), The sage encyclopedia of trans studies (Vol. 1, pp. 347-353). SAGE Publications, Inc., https://www.doi.org/10.4135/9781544393858.n122.

Breslow, A., Velez, B., Scheer, J. R., Hitch, A., & Tran, N. (2021). Workplace policies. In A. Goldberg, & G. Beemyn (Eds.), The sage encyclopedia of trans studies (Vol. 2, pp. 920-923). SAGE Publications, Inc., https://www.doi.org/10.4135/9781544393858.n314

Scheer, J. R., Breslow, A.S., Esposito, J., Price, M. A., & Katz, J. (2020). Violence against gay men. In E. Lund, C. Burgess, & A. Johnson (Eds.), Violence Against LGBTQ+ Persons: Research, Practice, and Advocacy. New York, NY: Springer Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52612-2_10

Scheer, J. R., & Pachankis, J. E. (2019). Psychosocial syndemic risks of chronic physical health problems among LGBTQ individuals. LGBT Health, 8. [Preprint] Available from: https: doi/10.1089/lgbt.2019.0025

Scheer, J. R., Woulfe, J. M., & Goodman, L. A. (2019). Psychometric validation of the identity abuse scale among LGBTQ individuals. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(2), 371-384.

Sexual and gender minority people’s stress-sensitive reactions

Scheer, J. R., Clark, K. A., Talan, A., Cabral, C., Pachankis, J. E., & Rendina, H. J. (in press). Longitudinal associations between childhood sexual abuse-related PTSD symptoms and suicidal ideation among sexual minority men. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Scheer, J. R., Edwards, K. M., Sheinfil, A. Z., Dalton, M. R., Firkey, M. K., & Watson, R. J. (2021). Sexual and physical victimization, substance use, and mental health among sexual and gender minority youth: The role of self-concept factors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advanced online publication. DOI: 10.1177/0886260521103586.

Wang, K., Maiolatesi, A. J., Burton, C., Scheer, J. R., & Pachankis, J. E. (in press). Emotion regulation in context: Expressive flexibility as a stigma coping resource for sexual minority men. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Scheer, J. R., & Mereish, E. H. (2019). Intimate partner violence and illicit substance use among sexual and gender minority youth: The protective role of cognitive reappraisal. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519881001

Scheer, J. R., & Antebi-Gruszka, N. (2019). A psychosocial risk model of potentially traumatic events and sexual risk behavior among LGBTQ individuals. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 1-16. [Preprint] Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2019.1597815

Scheer, J. R., Harney, P.,Esposito, J., & Woulfe, J. M. (2019). Self-reported mental and physical health symptoms among LGBTQ individuals with potentially traumatic events exposure: The role of shame. Psychology of Violence. [Preprint] 2019 May 6. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/vio000024

Help-seeking barriers and facilitators among sexual and gender minority youths and adults

Scheer, J. R., Martin-Storey, A., & Baams, L. (2020). Help-seeking barriers among sexual and gender minority individuals who experience intimate partner violence victimization. In B. Russell (Ed.)., Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBT+ Community (pp. 139-158). New York, NY: Springer Press.

Scheer, J. R., & Baams, L. (2019). Help-seeking patterns among LGBTQ young adults exposed to intimate partner violence victimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 886260519848785. Advance online publication. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519848785

Sexual and gender minority youths’ victimization experiences and school-based interventions

Helminen, E. C., Scheer, J. R., Edwards, K. M., & Felver, J. C. (in press). Adverse childhood experiences exacerbate the association between day-to-day discrimination and mental health symptomatology in undergraduate students. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Scheer, J. R., Edwards, K. M., Helminen, E. C., & Watson, R. J. (in press). Victimization typologies among a large national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents. LGBT Health.

Edwards, K. M., Scheer, J. R., Littleton, H., Staats, N. (2021). Preventing adverse childhood experiences among sexual and gender minority youth: A call to action. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. https://doi-org.libezproxy2.syr.edu/10.1080/19359705.2021.1932662.

Scheer, J. R., & Poteat, V. P. (2016). Factors associated with straight allies’ current engagement levels within Gay-Straight Alliances. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 43, 112-119.

Poteat, V. P., & Scheer, J. R. (2016). GSA advisors’ self-efficacy related to LGBT youth of color and transgender youth. Journal of LGBT Youth, 13, 311-325.

Poteat, V. P., Scheer, J. R., & Chong, E. S. K. (2016). Sexual orientation-based disparities in school and juvenile justice discipline: A multiple group comparison of contributing factors. Journal of Educational Psychology, 108, 229-241.

Poteat, V. P., Rivers, I., & Scheer, J. R. (2016). Mental health concerns among LGBTQ youth in schools. In M.K. Holt, & A. E. Grills (Eds.), Critical Issues in School Mental Health: Evidence-Based Research, Practice, and Interventions (pp. 105-117). New York: Routledge Press.

Poteat, V. P., Scheer, J. R., & Chong, E. S. K. (2016). Sexual orientation-based disparities in school and juvenile justice discipline practices: Attending to contributing factors and evidence of bias. In R. J. Skiba, K. Mediratta, & K. Rausch (Eds.), Inequality in School Discipline: Research and Practice to Reduce Disparities (pp. 61-78). New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Poteat, V. P., Scheer, J. R., Marx, R. A., Calzo, J. P., Yoshikawa, H., (2015). Gay-straight alliances vary on dimensions of youth socializing and advocacy: Factors accounting for individual and setting-level differences. American Journal of Community Psychology, 55, 422-432.

Poteat, V. P., Yoshikawa, H., Calzo, J. P., Gray, M. L., DiGiovanni, C. D., Lipkin, A., Mundy-Shephard, A., Perrotti, J., Scheer, J. R., & Shaw, M. P. (2015). Contextualizing gay-straight alliances: Student, advisor, and structural factors related to positive youth development among members. Child Development, 86, 176-193.

Poteat, V. P., Scheer, J. R., & Mereish, E. H. (2014). Factors affecting academic achievement among sexual minority and gender-variant youth. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 47, 261-300.

Poteat, V. P., Scheer, J. R., DiGiovanni, C. D., & Mereish, E. H. (2014). Short-term prospective effects of homophobic victimization on the mental health of heterosexual adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 1240-1251.

Poteat, V. P., DiGiovanni, C. D., & Scheer, J. R. (2013). Predicting homophobic behavior among heterosexual youth: Domain general and sexual orientation-specific factors at the individual and contextual level. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 351-362.

Poteat, V. P., Mereish, E. H., DiGiovanni, C. D., & Scheer, J. R. (2013). Homophobic bullying. In I. Rivers, & N. Duncan (Eds.), Bullying: Experiences and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender (pp. 75-90). New York, NY: Routledge.