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Assistant Professor, Family Science
Campus: UMD | Building: SPH | Room: 1142K
Phone: (301) 405-4008 |
Office Hours: 

By appointment

CV / Resume
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Dr. Jessica Fish is a human development and family science scholar whose research focuses on the health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities (i.e., lesbian/gay, bisexual, and transgender people) and their families. Broadly, Dr. Fish studies the sociocultural and interpersonal factors that shape the development and health of sexual and gender minority youth and adults. Her overarching goal is to identify modifiable factors that contribute to sexual and gender minority health disparities in order to inform developmentally-sensitive policies, programs, and prevention strategies that promote the health of sexual and gender minority people across the life course.


Russell, S. T., & Fish, J. N. (in press). Sexual minority youth, social change, and health: A developmental collision. Research in Human Development. Advanced online publication.

Catalpa, J. M., McGuire, J. K., Fish, J. N., Bradford, N. J., Rider, G. N., and Berg, D. R. (in press). Predictive validity of the genderqueer identity scale (GQI): Differences between genderqueer and transgender individuals. International Journal of Transgenderism.

Fish, J. N., Schulenberg, J. E., & Russell, S. T. (in press). Sexual minority youth report high-intensity binge drinking: The critical role of school victimization. Journal of Adolescent Health. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.07.005

Martin-Storey, A. & Fish, J. N. (in press). Victimization disparities between heterosexual and sexual minority youth from ages 9 to 15. Child Development. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1111/cdev.13107

Pollitt, A. M., Mallory. A. B., & Fish, J. N. (2018). Homophobic bullying and sexual minority youth alcohol use: Does sex and race/ethnicity matter? LGBT Health, 5(7), 412-420. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2018.0031

Fish, J. N., & Baams, L. (2018). Trends in alcohol-related disparities between heterosexual and sexual minority youth: Findings from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey. LGBT Health, 5(6), 359-637. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2017.0212

Holman, E. G., Fish, J. N., Oswald, R. O., & Goldberg, A. E. (in press). Reconsidering the LGBT climate inventory: Understanding support and hostility for LGBTQ employees in the workplace. Journal of Career Assessment. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1177/1069072718788324

Fish, J. N., Rice, C. E., Lanza, S. T., & Russell, S. T. (in press). Is young adulthood a critical period for suicidal behavior among sexual minorities? Results from a US national sample. Prevention Science. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s11121-018-0878-5

Fish, J. N., Hughes, T. L., Russell, S.T. (2018). Sexual identity differences in high-intensity binge drinking: Findings from a US National Sample. Addiction, 113, 749-758. doi:10.1111/add.14041 PMCID: PMC5847413

Fish, J. N., & Russell, S. T. (2018). Have mischievous responders misidentified sexual minority youth disparities in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, 1053-1067. doi:10.1007/s10508-017-0993-6 PMCID: PMC5671920

Watson, R. J., Lewis, N. M., Fish, J. N., & Goodenow, C. (2018). Sexual minority youth continue to smoke cigarettes earlier and more often than heterosexual peers: Findings from population-based data. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 184, 64-70. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.11.025

Fish, J. N., & Hughes, T. L., (2018). Alcohol expectancies, heavy drinking, and indicators of alcohol use disorders in a community-based sample of lesbian and bisexual women. LGBT Health, 5, 105-111. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2017.0145 PMCID: PMC5833246

Fish, J. N., & Russell, S. T. (2018). Queering methodologies to understand queer families. Family Relations, 67, 12-25. doi:10.1111/fare.12297

Fish, J. N., Pollitt, A. M., Schulenberg, J. E., & Russell, S. T. (2018). Measuring alcohol use across the transition to adulthood: Racial/ethnic, sexual identity, and educational differences. Addictive Behaviors, 77, 193-202. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.10.005 PMCID: PMC5701868

Watson, R. J., Fish, J. N., Allen, A., & Eaton, L. (2017). Sexual identity disclosure and awareness of HIV prevention methods among black men who have sex with men analysis. Journal of Sex Research, 12, 1-9. doi:10.1080/00224499.2017.1375452 PMCID: PMC5897190

Day, J. K., Fish, J. N., Perez-Brumer, A., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., & Russell, S. T. (2017). Transgender youth substance use disparities: Results from a population-based sample. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61, 729-735. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.06.024

Fish, J. N., Watson, R. J., Porta, C. M., Russell, S. T., & Saewyc, E. M. (2017). Are alcohol-related disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual youth decreasing? Addiction, 112, 1931-1941. doi:10.1111/add.13896; PMID: 28678415

Fish, J. N., Pollitt, A. M., Schulenberg, J. E., & Russell, S. T. (2017). Alcohol use from adolescence through early adulthood: An assessment of measurement invariance by age and gender. Addiction, 112, 1495-1507. doi:10.1111/add.13830 PMCID: PMC5503754

Roberson, J. N. E., Norona, J. C., Fish, J. N., Olmstead, S. B., Fincham, F. (2017). Do differences matter? A typology of emerging adult romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34, 334-355. doi:10.1177/0265407516661589

Russell, S. T. & Fish, J. N. (2016). Mental Health in LGBT Youth. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 12, 465-487. doi:10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-021815-093153 PMCID: PMC4887282

Fish, J. N. & Pasley, K. (2015). Sexual (minority) trajectories, mental health, and alcohol use: A longitudinal study of youth as they transition to adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1508-1527. doi:10.1007/s10964-015-0280-6