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School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


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845-575-3000, ext. 2983

Emma G Fredrick, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Dr. Emma Fredrick received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from East Tennessee State University in 2017. Prior to coming to Marist, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Lawrence University for two years. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of social and health psychology. In particular, her research focuses on the ways in which various forms of stigma impact the mental and physical health of minorities, particularly sexual and gender minorities. Her current lines of research use quantitative and qualitative data to explore: (1) bisexual microaggressions and quality of life, (2) LGBTQ+ health care and social support access, and (3) LGBTQ+ individuals’ experience of structural stigma in the current political climate. 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

Research Interests

  • 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

Selected Publications

Fredrick, E. G., LaDuke, S. L., & Williams, S. L. (2019). Sexual minority quality of life: The indirect effect of public stigma through self-compassion, authenticity, and internalized stigma. Stigma and Health. Advance online publication.

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.

Selected Presentations

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.

Fredrick, E.G. (March 2018). Anticipated structural LGBTQ stigma following the 2016 presidential election. In Persistence in the Trump Era conducted at the meeting of the Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Conference, Canton, NY.

Fredrick, E. G., & Williams, S. L. (August 2016). Self-compassion and authenticity mediating stigma’s impact for sexual minorities. Poster presented in Cutting Edge Research from Emerging Psychological Scientists: Late-Breaking Poster Session at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Fredrick, E. G., & Williams, S. L. (June 2016). Creation, implementation, and dissemination of campus climate research. In Targeting LGBTQ+ Outcomes: Dissemination of Research Findings to Improve Wellbeing conducted at the meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Minneapolis, MN.

Fredrick, E. G. (April 2016). I saw it on Tumblr: Social media, intersectionality, and queer research. In Intersectionality, New Materialisms, and Health: Technological Animacies and the Maldistribution of Life Chances conducted at the meeting of Southeastern Women’s Studies Conference, Rock Hill, SC.

Fredrick, E. G., Mann, A., LaDuke, S. L., Klik, K. A., & Williams, S. L. (January 2015). Methodology in sexual minority stigma research. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Selected Awards and Honors

Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award, 2016

First Place, Cutting Edge Research from Emerging Psychological Scientists: Late-Breaking Poster Session, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, 2016