my undergraduate honors thesis research, completed under the supervision of dr. derek iwamoto and funded by a maryland summer scholars grant, examined the mechanisms by which minority stressors impact mental health among trans young adults
i defended my thesis in the fall of my junior year, receiving high honors; my research also won a winston family honors award for outstanding thesis
subsequent research in collaboration with the umd prevention research center examined the associations between specific minority stressors and psychological distress
data from the project have also been used in collaboration with the umd counseling center to examine the experiences of trans students at umd
Pease, M., Le, T. P., & Iwamoto, D. K. (2022). Minority stress, pandemic stress, and mental health among gender diverse young adults: Gender dysphoria and emotion dysregulation as mediators. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000574
Pease, M., Williams, N. D., Iwamoto, D. K., & Salerno, J. P. (In press). Minority stressors and their associations with severe psychological distress among gender diverse young adults. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000635
american psychological association 2021
Pease, M., Le, T.P., & Iwamoto, D.K. (2021, August). Mechanisms of risk for trans young adults: Gender dysphoria and emotion dysregulation as mediators. Poster presented virtually at the 2021 Annual American Psychological Association Convention. Poster also presented virtually at the UMD Psychology Research Fair in April 2021. Poster also presented virtually at UMD Undergraduate Research Day in April 2021.
national lgbtq+ health conference 2021
Pease, M., Williams, N., Iwamoto, D.K., Fish, J.N., & Salerno, J.P. (2021, May). Transgender
minority stressors and their associations with severe psychological distress. Poster presented virtually at the National LGBTQ Health Conference.
counseling center report
Leifer, Q., Pease, M., Cruz, T.E., & Wang, Y.-W. (2021, July). Transgender studentexperience study: Research findings and recommendations. UMD Counseling Center.
thesis defense and winston award
i successfully defended my honors thesis on november 19, 2020, earning the distinction of high honors in psychology
the project also won a winston honors thesis award from the honors college
Pease, M. (2020, November). Gender minority young adult mental health: Anti-transgender prejudice, mediators, and implications in the COVID-19 era. UMD Libraries Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.13016/y709-jfyr