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Sarah Groh

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Graduate Student

Sarah is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on understanding how social, structural, and personal forces impact experiences of stigma, discrimination, and inequality for members of the queer community and how these experiences impact mental health outcomes. Her master’s thesis focused on how marginalization and stigmatization impact identity enactment, feelings of belonging, and mental well-being for lesbian women, gay men, and bisexual men and women. Her other projects include a recently published co-authored paper exploring the effects of gender, gender ideology, and endorsement of hegemonic masculinity on confidant patterns as well as another co-authored project examining the mental health effects of perceived physician homophobia. She is currently working on a co-authored project, funded by the RED Seed grant, to understand what factors facilitate and deter utilization of mental health services for members of the queer community.

She is passionate about research, and has served as co-Assistant Lab Manager for the Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction, and works as a research assistant under the direction of Dr. Jody Clay-Warner.  


M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia 2021

B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM) 2018

Research Interests:

Sexuality and Sexual Orientation, Mental Health, Status and Stigma, Identity, Inequality, Social Psychology, Sex and Gender


2021 Small Grants Fund ($662) with Cerenity E. Collins

2020 RED Seed Grant ($500) with Cerenity E. Collins

2019 RED Seed Grant ($300)

Selected Publications:

Campos-Castillo, Celeste, stef m. shuster, Sarah M. Groh, and Denise L. Anthony. 2020. "Warning: Hegemonic Masculinity May Not Matter as Much as You Think for Confidant Patterns among Older Men." Sex Roles.

Of Note:

2020-2021 George Hugh Boyd Memorial Scholarship ($2,000), University of Georgia