Stephanie Finneran

Degrees: M.A., 2014, University of Connecticut

B.A., 2009, Simmons College

 Seth Kalichman
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Research Interests:
  • Gender and gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Mobile technology interventions
  • Digital health
  • Coping with stigma and exclusion
  • Sexual health
  • Substance use
Research Synopsis: My current research is focused on the link between gender, sexuality, social exclusion, and health behaviors such as alcohol use and HIV/AIDS risk. Primarily I’m interested in examining the role of stigma and rejection in LGBTQ health disparities.
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Publications and Presentations:  

Finneran, S.D., Price, D., Driver, R., Eaton, L., Kalichman, S. Perceived risk and protective factors for HPV across time and across sexual orientations. Poster to be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.


Kalichman, S., Price, D., Eaton, L., Burnham, K., Sullivan, M., Finneran, S.D., Cornelius, T., Allen, A. (2017). Diminished threat of AIDS and increasing sexual risks for HIV among men who have sex with men, 1997 to 2015. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0934-9


Eaton, L., Kalichman, S., Price, D., Finneran, S.D., Allen, A., Maksut, J. (2017). Stigma and conspiracy related beliefs about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among Black and White men and transgender women who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10461-017-1690-0


Gibbons, F. X., Kingsbury, J. H., Wills, T. A., Finneran, S. D., Dal Cin, S., & Gerrard, M. (2016). Impulsivity moderates the effects of movie alcohol portrayals on adolescents’ willingness to drink. Psychology of addictive behaviors, 30(3), 325-334.


Gibbons, F. X., Stock, M. L., Gerrard, M., & Finneran, S.D. (2015). The Prototype/Willingness Model. Predicting and Changing Health Behaviour: Research and Practice with Social Cognition Models. Open University Press, Berkshire, UK.


Finneran, S.D., Gibbons, F.X., Gerrard, M. Gender-based exclusion and risky sex cognitions: The moderating role of relationship status. Poster presented at the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Austin, TX.


Strauts, E., Finneran, S.D., Blanton, H., Gibbons, F.X., Gerrard, M. Obama drives Republicans to drink: effects of the 2012 election on alcohol consumption, Poster presented at the 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL.