Stephenie Chaudoir, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology, College of the Holy Cross (Affiliate & Research Staff)

Associate Research Scientist, InCHIP

Research Overview

Dr. Chaudoir’s research examines the factors that enable individuals living with concealable stigmatized identities to successfully cope with their identities and thrive in the face of them. Specifically, her research centers on advancing the study of concealable stigmatized identities in two primary areas: (1) disclosure processes, and (2) the intraindividual and environmental predictors of psychological and health well-being. Dr. Chaudoir has developed the Disclosure Processes Model (Chaudoir & Fisher, 2010)–a theoretical model that explicates when and why disclosure can be beneficial for individuals living with concealable stigmatized identities. Her current work focuses on applying this model to understand disclosure dynamics in a variety of contexts, including HIV/AIDS. Her portfolio of research includes both lab- and field-based studies and has garnered external funding from the National Institutes of Health and several professional organizations in psychology.


Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2009 (social psychology)
M.A., University of Connecticut, 2006 (social psychology)
B.A., Butler University, 2003 (psychology)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressCollege of the Holy Cross
Department of Psychology
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610