Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

Mark Hatzenbuehler, Dr. P.H. (Doctor of Public Health)

Email:
mlh2101@columbia.edu

Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, is an Assistant 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. His research has been published in several leading journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Social Science & Medicine, Psychological Bulletin, and Pediatrics. Dr. Hatzenbuehler's research has received multiple awards, has been widely covered in the media, and has been cited in court cases on status-based discrimination. He has been a member of two expert panels on bullying at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and at the Institute of Medicine.  Dr. Hatzenbuehler is currently being funded on a K01 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study social determinants of substance use and other health outcomes among sexual minority youth.