Nathan G. Smith

Professor & Department Chair
Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences
Nathan G. Smith
Research Interests
Dr. Nathan G. Smith main area of research focuses on stress and coping, with emphases on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer persons (LGBTQ) and persons living with or affected by HIV. Smith is currently conducting studies to explore the impact of sexual and gender minority stress on substance use, stress physiology dysregulation, and mental health among LGBTQ individuals.


The disquieting rise of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation over the past few years has had a far-reaching…