DSI – SRP Poster Winner Announcement – Harrison Stuart
Outstanding DSI – SRP Presentation Award 2022
Harrison Stuart, a senior with majors in Economics and Medicine, Health, and Society, presented his poster at the Undergraduate Research Fair and was selected as the winner of the Outstanding DSI – SRP Presentation Award (10 other DSI-SRP students also submitted presentations).
Harrison received a DSI-SRP fellowship to work on his project, “Discrimination and Distress: A Oaxaca-Blinder Decomposition of Sexual Minority Mental Health Disparities.” Sexual minority adults (including gay men, lesbian women, and bisexual individuals) are more likely to report psychological distress than their heterosexual counterparts. A proportion of the mental health disparity is likely attributable to the harmful effects of discrimination and stigma, which most population-based surveys do not measure. Using Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition methods, Harrison sought to characterize observed disparities in psychological distress using multivariable logistic regression models accounting for demographic, socioeconomic, and health factors. Harrison worked in the laboratory of Dr. Gilbert Gonzales, PhD, MHA in the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society during the summer of 2022.