Yale University

Skyler Jackson, Ph.D.

Roles:
  • Associate Research Scientist, Yale School of Public Health
  • Former Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA
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Biography:

Dr. Skyler Jackson's research focuses on the ways individuals' social identities (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation) shape their everyday lives and influence health and well-being. In particular, he is interested in how experiences of stigma—if not adequately coped with—interfere with psychological functioning and contribute to health disparities. Relying of a broad range of methodological approaches (e.g., microlongitudinal, experimental, qualitative), Dr. Jackson's current projects examine complex, understudied manifestations of stigma across sexual, racial, and gender minority populations, including (a) intersectional stress among individuals holding multiple marginalized identities (e.g., LGBTQ people of color, Black women), and (b) border identity stress among populations holding identities that defy binary categorization (e.g., bisexuals, multiracial people, transgender/nonbinary individuals). Emerging interests include assessing the mental health consequences of dehumanizing experiences and the study of interventions aiming to reduce stigma-related stress among marginalized populations.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Stigma-related stress
  • Health Disparities
  • Intersectionality
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Mental Health