Timothy McKay

Graduate Student, Human Development and Family Sciences (Affiliate)

Research Overview

General research topics that I am interested include: Working memory as it relates to sexual minority stress; learning potential and academic achievement in underserved minority populations; and mental health behaviors and outcomes in stigmatized populations.

I am currently working on the LGBTQ Teen Youth Study as a Research Assistant with Dr. Ryan Watson at UConn. My research responsibilities include managing, tracking, and analyzing data, co-authoring manuscripts from the datasets, drafting literature reviews, liaison between the Human Rights Campaign and UConn, and mentoring/supervising undergraduate research.

Previous Research Experience:
Graduate/Research Assistant- Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr. Biography 2014-2015
Central Connecticut State University, Philosophy/African American Studies- Dr. Felton Best
A literary research study that explored the life and times of Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr., including personal interviews and transcripts at the Ohio State University. My responsibilities included conducting interviews, locating out of print articles, books and personal communications, as well as organizing and summarizing biographical data.

Research Assistant- Co-Rumination Study 2013-2014
University of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Psychology- Dr. Rhiannon Smith
A two-year study focused on analyzing young adolescent’s relationships with their peers and how such relationships are influenced by negative rumination. My responsibilities included video observation, data collection, and data analysis.

Research Assistant- ADHD Study 2012-2013
University of Connecticut, Department of Educational Psychology- Kara McKenna, PhD
A one-year study that analyzed the efficacy of behavioral intervention tools for ADHD
within the classroom environment. Some of my responsibilities included observation, data collection, and data analysis.


BA Research Psychology, UConn, 2014
MS Marriage and Family Therapy, CCSU, 2017

Contact Information
Mailing AddressCLAS- Human Development and Family Studies Department
348 Mansfield Road, U-1058
Storrs, CT 06269-1058