Yale University

Eric Layland, Ph.D, M.S.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA


Dr. Eric Layland is a postdoctoral fellow in CIRA’s Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program. He received his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. His program of research broadly investigates stigma-related mechanisms underlying sexual minority mental health and substance use disparities and seeks to support further refinement and adaptation of LGBTQ-affirmative interventions. Within his program of research, Dr. Layland has three major aims: 1) to improve quantitative modeling of intersectional stigma through person-centered and innovative developmental methods, 2) identify mechanisms underlying risk and resilience among sexual minority young people in response to stigma experiences originating both inside and outside the LGBTQ community, and 3) to evaluate and improve sexual minority mental health and substance use interventions, intervention components, and sustainable effectiveness.