About us . . .

Thank you for visiting! The GRS research team is led by Dr. Laurel Watson in collaboration with her doctoral students. The research team is housed in the Counseling & Educational Psychology Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Broadly, our research team investigates the ways in which discriminatory experiences, such as sexism, racism, heterosexism, and transphobia (and intersection therein), influence mental and physical health outcomes of individuals from marginalized groups. In addition, we are interested in investigating resilience factors that may protect such individuals from experiencing harmful psychosocial outcomes.