Peng Wang, Ph.D.
60 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-3210
Katie Wang, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health. Broadly speaking, Katie is interested in understanding the experience of stigmatization from the targets' perspective. In one line of research conducted in collaboration with Dr. Jack Dovidio, Katie draws upon the theoretical frameworks of social identity and collective action to understand how women and people with disabilities perceive and respond to prejudice and discrimination. In a more recent program of research, Katie works with Dr. John Pachankis at the Yale School of Public Health to examine the role of stigma as a risk factor for adverse mental and behavioral health outcomes, both among sexual minority individuals and people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Moving forward, Katie is passionate about identifying coping and emotion regulation resources that can alleviate the adverse impact of stigma on health and seeks to develop brief, accessible stigma coping interventions that target these sources of resilience.