Willow Study

Project Type(s):

Principal Investigator(s):

Women, femme-aligned people, and sapphic people around the country experience different types of identity-based stigma. Identity-based stigma can be related to personal characteristics like sexual orientation, gender identity, and race. The goal of this study is to understand the impact of identity-based stigma on mental health and recovery from trauma in different parts of the country, with a priority focus on Black women, femme-aligned persons, and sapphic people. We will use this research to advocate for affirming laws and policies.

Project Period:
April 1, 2023 November 30, 2027

Funding Type(s):

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01MD017573)

Geographic Area(s):

Patient Population(s):
Adults, Young Adults

Targeted Condition(s):
Anxiety, Depression, General Mental Well-Being, Health disparities, PTSD, Substance use disorders/misuse