Stephanie Finneran, Ph.D., 2018

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

B.A., 2009, Simmons College

 Seth Kalichman
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Research Interests:
  • User Experience (UX) Research
  • Sexual orientation
  • Mobile technology interventions
  • Digital health
  • Coping with stigma and exclusion
  • Sexual health
  • Substance use
Research Synopsis: My research is focused on the role of stigma and rejection in LGBTQ health disparities, with a heavy emphasis on user-centered research design to help inform digital health interventions.
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Publications and Presentations: Finneran, S.D., Price, D., Kalichman, S. The effects of sexual orientation outness on depression, alcohol, and marijuana use among lesbian and bisexual women. Poster to be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.


Kalichman, S. C., Hernandez, D., Finneran, S., Price, D., & Driver, R. (2017). Falling off the HIV treatment cascade: Transgender women and HIV-related health disparities. Sexual Health(Online), 14(5), 469-476.


Finneran, S.D., Price, D., Driver, R., Eaton, L., Kalichman, S. Perceived risk and protective factors for HPV across time and across sexual orientations. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51.


Driver, R., Price, D., Finneran, S., & Kalichman, S. C. (2017). Perceived risk of HIV transmission appraisal among MSM who are PrEP aware versus PrEP unaware. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S2055-S2056


Price, D., Driver, R., Finneran, S.D., Kalichman, S. C. (2017) HIV testing avoidance: Psychosocial factors affecting HIV testing in gay and bi-sexual men. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S204-S205


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.