Professor of Clinical Psychology
Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs
North Academic Center
Biography & Education
Degree/Date: B.A. 1975 Institution: Princeton University Specialization: Psychology
Degree/Date: M.A. 1983 Institution: New York University Specialization: Psychology
Degree/Date: Ph.D. 1985 Institution: New York University Specialization: Psychology
Postdoctoral Training: 1991 Institution: Columbia University Specialization: Psychiatry in HIV/AIDS
Psychosocial processes that influence health and adaptational functioning of populations at extreme risk for poor health. Identifying factors that influence poor health and intervene between the hypothesized causes and effects.
Rosario, M. (2019). Sexual orientation development of heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, and gay individuals: Questions and hypotheses based on Kaestle’s (2019) research. Journal of Sex Research, 56(7), 827-831. (PMID:31030569. PMCID not currently available.)
Rosario, M. (2015). Implications of childhood experiences for the health and adaptation of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals: Sensitivity to developmental process in future research. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(3), 214-224. (PMCID: PMC4756588)
Rosario, M., Li, F., Wypij, D., Roberts, A.L., Corliss, H.L., Charlton, B.M., Frazier, A.L., & Austin, S.B. (2016). Disparities by sexual orientation in frequent exposure to cancer-related risk behaviors: A twelve-year follow-up. American Journal of Public Health, 106(4),698-706. (PMCID: PMC4785035)
Rosario, M., Corliss, H.L., Everett, B.G., Reisner, S.L., Austin, S.B., Buchting, F.O., & Birkett, M.A. (2014). Sexual-orientation disparities in cancer-related risk behaviors of tobacco, alcohol, sexual risk, and diet and physical activity: Pooled Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. American Journal of Public Health, 104(2), 245-254. (PMCID: PMC3935697)
Rosario, M., Reisner, S.L., Corliss, H.L., Wypij, D., Calzo, J., & Austin, S.B. (2014). Sexual-orientation disparities in substance use in emerging adults: A function of stress and attachment paradigms. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(3), 790-804. (PMCID: PMC4203310)
Rosario, M., & Schrimshaw, E. W. (2014). Theories and etiologies of sexual orientation. In D. L. Tolman & L. M. Diamond (Eds.), APA handbook of sexuality and psychology. Vol. 1. (pp. 555-596). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Everett, B.G., Rosario, M., McLaughlin, K, & Austin, S. B. (2014). Sexual orientation and gender differences in markers of inflammation and immune functioning. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47(1), 57-70. (PMCID: PMC3950935)
Roberts, A.L., Rosario, M., Slopen, N., Calzo, J. P. & Austin, S.B. (2013). Childhood gender nonconformity, bullying victimization, and depressive symptoms across adolescence and early adulthood: An 11-year longitudinal study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(2), 143-152. (PMCID: PMC3635805)
Ott, M.Q., Corliss, H.L., Wypij, D., Rosario, M., & Austin, S.B. (2011). Stability and change in self-reported sexual orientation identity in young people: Application of mobility metrics. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(3), 519-532. (PMCID: PMC3081371)
Rosario, M., Schrimshaw, E.W., & Hunter, J. (2011). Different patterns of sexual identity development over time: Implications for the psychological adjustment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths. Journal of Sex Research, 48(1), 3-15. (PMCID: PMC2914848)
Rosario, M., Schrimshaw, E.W., & Hunter, J. (2009). Disclosure of sexual orientation and subsequent substance use and abuse among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths: Critical role of disclosure reactions. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(1), 175-184. (PMCID: PMC2818609)
Rosario, M., Schrimshaw, E.W., & Hunter, J. (2008). Predicting different patterns of sexual identity development over time among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths: A cluster analytic approach. American Journal of Community Psychology, 42(3-4), 266-282. (PMCID: PMC3192490)
Rosario, M., Schrimshaw, E. W., & Hunter, J. (2006). A model of sexual risk behaviors among young gay and bisexual men: Longitudinal associations of mental health, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and the coming-out process. AIDS Education and Prevention, 18(5), 444-460. (PMCID: PMC32222951)
Rosario, M., Schrimshaw, E. W., Hunter, J., & Braun, L. (2006). Sexual identity development among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths: Consistency and change over time. Journal of Sex Research, 43(1), 46-58. (PMCID: PMC3215279)
Rosario, M., Schrimshaw, E. W., & Hunter, J. (2004). Ethnic/racial differences in the coming-out process of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youths: A comparison of sexual identity development over time. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 10(3), 215-228. (PMID: 15311975)
Rosario, M., Hunter, J., Maguen, S., Gwadz, M., & Smith, R. (2001). The coming-out process and its adaptational and health-related associations among gay, lesbian, and bisexual youths: Stipulation and exploration of a model. American Journal of Community Psychology, 29(1), 133-160.
Professional Activities: Associate Editor, Journal of Sex Research and Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health. Editorial Board member, Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Current Projects: Theoretical and empirical research focusing on attachment, the development of personal and social identity, and the experience of stress. The implications of these considerations for mental and physical health are of concern, as is the role of intersectionality in these relations.