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.
Paceley, M. S., Fish, J. N., Thomas, M. M. C., Goffnett, J. (in press). The impact of community size, community climate, and victimization on the physical and mental health of sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of Youth Studies.
Fish, J. N. (in press). Sexual orientation-related disparities in high-intensity binge drinking: Findings from a nationally representative sample. LGBT Health.
Wheldon, C. W., Watson, R. J., Fish, J. N., & Garamel, K. (in press). Cigarette smoking among youth at the intersection of sexuality orientation and gender identity. LGBT Health. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2019.0005
Paceley, M. S., Fish, J. N., +Conrad, A., +Schuetz, N. (in press). Diverse community contexts and community resources for sexual and gender minority youth: A mixed methods study. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology.
Russell, S. T., & Fish, J. N. (2019). Sexual minority youth, social change, and health: A developmental collision. Research in Human Development, 16, 5-20. doi:10.1080/15427609.2018.1537772
Day, J. K., Fish, J. N., Grossman, A. & Russell, S. T. (2019). Gay-straight alliances, inclusive policy, and school climate: LGBTQ youths’ experiences of social support and bullying. Journal of Research on Adolescence. Advanced online publication. doi:doi.org/10.1111/jora.12487
Fish, J. N., Turner, B., Phillips, G., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Are cigarette smoking disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual youth decreasing? Findings from 10 years of population data. Pediatrics, 143. doi:doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-1671
Coulter, R. W. S., Flynn, D., Fish, J. N., & Plankey, M. W. (2019). Latent classes of polysubstance use among adolescents in the United States: Intersections of sexual identity with sex, age, and race/ethnicity. LGBT Health, 6, 116-125. doi:doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2018.0149
Rice, C. E., Vasilenko, S. A., Fish, J. N., & Lanza. S. T. (2019). Sexual minority health disparities: An examination of age-related trends across adulthood in a national cross-sectional sample. Annals of Epidemiology, 31, 20-25. doi:doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.01.001
Fish, J. N., Baams, L., Wojciak, A., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Are sexual minority youth overrepresented in foster care, child welfare, and out-of-home placement? Findings from nationally representative data. Child Abuse & Neglect, 89, 203-211. doi:doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.01.005, PMID: 30708335
Holman, E. G., Fish, J. N., Oswald, R. F., & 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., Watson, R. J., Gahagan, J., Porta, C. M., Beaulieu-Prévost, D., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Smoking Behaviours among Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Youth? Findings from 15 years of Provincially Representative Data. Drug and Alcohol Review, 38, 101-110. doi:10.1111/dar.12880, PMC6338485
Catalpa, J. M., McGuire, J. K., Berg, D., Fish, J. N., Rider, G. N., & Bradford, N. (2019). Predictive validity of the genderqueer identity scale (GQI): Differences between genderqueer, transgender, and cisgender sexual minority individuals. International Journal of Transgenderism. Advanced online publication. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/15532739.2018.1528196
Fish, J. N., Schulenberg, J. E., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Sexual minority youth report high-intensity binge drinking: The critical role of school victimization. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64, 186-193. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.07.005
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