Emma G Fredrick, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Emma Fredrick received their PhD in Experimental Psychology from East Tennessee State University in 2017. Prior to coming to Marist, they were a Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Lawrence University for two years. Their research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of social and health psychology. In particular, their research focuses on the ways in which various forms of stigma impact the mental and physical health of minorities, particularly sexual and gender minorities. Their current lines of research use quantitative and qualitative data to explore: (1) queer and trans health care and social support access, (2) queer and trans individuals’ experience of public, structural, and internalized stigma and coping mechanisms that are developed, (3) queer and trans student experiences on campus, and (4) queer and trans identity development and mental health as they relate to religious and spiritual upbringing. In scholarship and teaching, Dr. Fredrick’s goal is to connect psychological concepts to the real world and to help grow understanding of how our socio-cultural environment influences our quality of life and well-being.
PhD, Experimental Psychology, East Tennessee State University, 2017
MA, Experimental Psychology, East Tennessee State University, 2015
BS, Psychology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2012
- Mental and physical health disparities and access to care
- Stigma and minority stress in sexual and gender minorities
- Protective factors against health disparities
- Intersectional and inclusive research methodology
Mann, A. K., Fredrick, E. G., & Wilkins, B. T. (2023). Growing up in a rural area, social support, and internalized transphobia: Understanding Appalachian transgender mental and physical health. Stigma & Health.
Killian, T., & Fredrick, E. G. (2023). “God loves all equally and infinitely”: A mixed methods analysis of LGBTQ+ ally development within religious/spiritual contexts. Journal of Homosexuality.
Fredrick, E. G., Mann, A. K., Brooks, B. D., & Hirsch, J. K. (2022). Anticipated to enacted: Structural stigma against sexual and gender minorities following the 2016 presidential election. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 19(1), 345-354.
Fredrick, E. G., & Williams, S. L. (2021). Direct and moderating effects of sexual minority identity dimensions on mental health. Theory in Action, 14(2), 52-74.
Fredrick, E. G., LaDuke, S. L., & Williams, S. L. (2020). Sexual minority quality of life: The indirect effect of public stigma through self-compassion, authenticity, and internalized stigma. Stigma and Health, 5, 79–82
Williams, S. L., Mann, A. K., & Fredrick, E. G. (2017). Proximal minority stress, psychosocial resources, and health in sexual minorities. Journal of Social Issues, 73, 529-544.
Williams, S. L., & Fredrick, E. G. (2015). One size may not fit all: The need for a more inclusive and intersectional psychological science on stigma. Sex Roles, 73, 384-390.
Fredrick, E. G., & Mann, A. K. (March 2023). It’s not just bathroom bills: Bathroom access for trans and non-binary students. Presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Mattern, K., Egbokwu, O., & Fredrick, E. G. (March 2023). Impact of diversity, equity, & inclusion courses on acceptance & awareness. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Fredrick, E. G., & Mann, A. K. (October 2022). What is impacting Appalachian transgender health and how can you help? Poster presented at the GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health, San Francisco, CA.
Fredrick, E. G., & Maguire, K. (March 2022). Representation and respect of queer and trans identities in college classrooms. Presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
Maguire, K., & Fredrick, E. G. (March 2022). Understanding Marist College’s students’ experiences in housing: Gender & sexuality. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
Mengersen, N., & Fredrick, E. G. (March 2022). Belief and behavior: The relationship between health beliefs and eating behaviors. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
Fredrick, E. G., Stone, M., Gathers, D. A., & Lynn, V. (February 2022). A MCSJR: Transitions within community-based research. Presented at the Teacher’s College Winter Roundtable Conference, Virtual.
Fredrick, E. G., Fields, C., Moore, M. M., Guardino, M., & Williams, S. (January 2022). Campus community experts: Building a campus social justice leadership institute from the ground up. Symposium presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Virtual.
Killian, T., & Fredrick, E. G. (October 2021). A mixed methods analysis of ally development within religious/spiritual contexts. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Atlanta, GA.
Fredrick, E. G. (August 2019). Initial development and validation of the Bisexual Microaggressions Scale. In Measuring Queer Experiences: Innovations in Assessment for Sexual and Gender Minority Populations conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Selected Awards and Honors
Marist SGA Faculty of the Year, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2022
Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award, 2016
First Place, Cutting Edge Research from Emerging Psychological Scientists: Late-Breaking Poster Session, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, 2016