Research & Publications
Eric Layland, PhD (he/him), is a postdoctoral fellow in CIRA’s Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program. He received his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. His program of research broadly investigates stigma-related mechanisms underlying sexual minority mental health and substance use disparities and seeks to support further refinement and adaptation of LGBTQ-affirmative interventions. Within his program of research, Dr. Layland has three major aims: 1) to improve quantitative modeling of intersectional stigma through person-centered and innovative developmental methods, 2) identify mechanisms underlying risk and resilience among sexual minority young people in response to stigma experiences originating both inside and outside the LGBTQ community, and 3) to evaluate and improve sexual minority mental health and substance use interventions, intervention components, and sustainable effectiveness.
Education & Training
- PhDThe Pennsylvania State University, Human Development & Family Studies (2020)
- NIH Pre-Doctoral FellowThe Methodology Center, Pennsylvania State University (2018)
- The Healthy Young Men's Cohort StudyLos Angeles, United States 2018Data analysis and study design of longitudinal cohort of Black and Latino sexual minority young men's health, HIV care and prevention continua, and substance use.
- HealthWise South Africa Intervention Evaluation and AdaptationCape Town, South Africa (2016-2020)Substance Use and Sexual Health Intervention Adaptation field work, data collection, and data analysis