Stephenie R. Chaudoir

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Psychology Department
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Fields: Social and health psychology, stigma, disclosure, HIV/AIDS and other concealable stigmatized identities, health disparities

Office Phone: 508-793-3620
Office: Beaven 326
PO Box: 125A
Zoom Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 -1:00 PM, or by appointment

Recent Publications

  • Chaudoir, S. R., & Quinn, D. M. (2016). Evidence that anticipated stigma predicts poorer depressive symptom trajectories among emerging adults living with concealable stigmatized identities. Self and Identity, 15, 139-151. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2015.1091378
  • Chaudoir, S. R., Earnshaw, V. A., & Andel, S. (2013). “Discredited” vs. “discreditable”: Understanding how shared and unique stigma mechanisms affect psychological and physical health disparities. Basic and Applied Social Psychology: Special Issue: Fifty Years of Stigma Research—Lessons learned and lingering issues, 35, 75-87. doi: 10.1080/01973533.2012.746612
  • Chaudoir, S. R., Fisher, J. D., & Simoni, J.  (2011). Understanding HIV disclosure: A review and application of the Disclosure Processes Model.Social Science & Medicine, 72, 1618-1629. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.03.028
  • Chaudoir, S. R., & Fisher, J. D. (2010). The disclosure processes model: Understanding disclosure decision-making and post-disclosure outcomes among people living with a concealable stigmatized identity. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 236-256. doi: 10.1037/a0018193
  • Earnshaw, V. A., & Chaudoir, S. R. (2009). From conceptualizing to measuring HIV stigma: A review of HIV stigma mechanisms measures. AIDS and Behavior, 13, 1160-1177. doi: 10.1007/s10461-009-9593-3
  • Quinn, D. M., & Chaudoir, S. R. (2009). Living with a concealable stigmatized identity: The impact of anticipated stigma, centrality, salience, and cultural stigma on psychological distress and health. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 634-651. doi: 10.1037/a0015815


  • 2014 - Michele Alexander Early Career Award for Scholarship and Service, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)