Current Research


Dr. Robinson is currently working on research projects with a focus on trauma treatment and recovery among military Veterans, law enforcement officers, active duty service members, and emergency responders. He is also engaged in research focusing on the health and well-being of LGBT individuals and families.


Selected Publications


Robinson, M. A., & Brewster, M.E. (2016). Understanding affiliate stigma faced by family and friends of LGB people: A measurement development study. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 353-363.

Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Foster, A., Esposito, J., & Robinson, M. A. (2016). Minority stress and the moderating role of religious coping among religious and spiritual sexual minority individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63, 119-126.

Sandil, R., Robinson, M. A., Brewster, M.E., Geiger, E., & Wong, S. (2015). Negotiating multiple marginalizations: Experiences of South Asian LGBQ individuals. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 76-88.

Brewster, M.E., Robinson, M. A., Sandil, R. Esposito, J., & Geiger, E. (2014). Arrantly absent: Atheism in psychological science from 2001-2012. The Counseling Psychologist, 42, 628-663.

Robinson, M. A., & Brewster, M. E. (2014). Motivations for fatherhood: Examining internalized heterosexism and gender-role conflict with childless gay and bisexual men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 15, 49-59. 


Selected Presentations


Robinson, M.A., Wolff, J.D., Lebois, L.A.M., Lewis-Schroeder, N.F., Kaufman, M.L., Ressler, K.J., Winternitz, S. (April 2016). Phenomenology and Assessment of PTSD and Dissociation. Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Philadelphia, PA [Talk presented by M.A. Robinson].

Lewis-Schroeder, N.F., Robinson, M.A., Kaufman, M.L., Winternitz, S. (Jan 2016). Meeting the Unique Needs of Law Enforcement, Active Duty Military, and Emergency Response Personnel: Development of an Outpatient Trauma Treatment Program Following at a Time of Urgent Need. McLean Research Day, Belmont, MA [Poster presented by N.F. Lewis-Schroeder].

Lebois, L.A.M., Baker, J, Juelich, R, O’Connor, L, Wolff, J.D., Lewis-Schroeder, N.F., Racine, M., Cabrera, K., Robinson, M.A., Gruber S., Ressler K.J., Winternitz, S., & Kaufman, M.L. (May 2016). Neurobiology of dissociative and non-dissociative responses to chronic childhood abuse and neglect. Society for Biological Psychiatry, Atlanta, GA. [Poster presented by L.A.M. Lebois].

Wolff, J.D., Lebois, L.A.M., O’Connor, L., Lewis-Schroeder, N.F., Robinson, M.A., Winternitz, S., Ressler, K.J., Kaufman, M.L. (March 2016). The Dissociative Subtype of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adult Women: Childhood Abuse and Neglect Predict Depersonalization and Derealization. Harvard Research Day, Belmont, MA [Poster presented by J.D. Wolff]

Robinson, M. A. (August 2013). Development of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Affiliate Stigma Measure: Confirmatory Factor and Test-Retest Analyses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Robinson, M. A., Velez, B., & Brewster, M. E. (August, 2013). Minority Stress and the Mediating Role of Religious Coping Among LGB Individuals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Brewster, M. E., Robinson, M. A., Sandil, R., Esposito, J., & Geiger, L. (August, 2013). Atheism in Psychological Science: Results From a 10-Year Content Analysis. In C. DeBlaere (chair), Current Advancements and New Directions in Atheism Research. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Robinson, M. A. (February 2013). Development of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Affiliate Stigma Measure: Exploratory Factor Analysis. In M. Brewster (chair), New Directions in Research with Sexual Minority Populations. Symposium conducted at Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Brewster, M. E., Robinson, M. A., Sandil, R., Esposito, J., & Geiger, L. (February, 2013). Arrantly Absent: Atheism in Psychological Science from 2001-2011. Paper presented at Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Sandil, R., Robinson, M. A., Brewster, M. E., Geiger, L., & Wong, S. (January, 2013). South Asian American Sexual Minority Men: Exploring Experiences of Stress and Acculturation. In C. DeBlaere & D. Rivera (chairs), Risk and Resiliency in Negotiating Multiple Minority Identities. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX. 

Robinson, M. A. & Brewster, M. E. (August, 2012). (Pre)complentative gay fathers: The impact of gender roleconflict and internalized homonegatvity in motivation to parent. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Robinson, M. A. (February, 2012). Internalized heterosexism, gender role conflict and motivation to parent among contemplative and precontemplative gay fathers. Poster presented at Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Molina, L. E., Motl, T.C., Multon, K. D., Zhao, F., Haskell, B., Krogmann, M. A., Phillippe, C. L. & Robinson, M. A.(August, 2009). Factors associated with college persistence in first year native American students. Paper presented at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS.

Motl, T. C., Multon, K. D., Zhao, F., Haskel, B., Molina, L. E., Krogmann, M. A., Phillippe, C. L., & Robinson, M. A.(August, 2009). Factors associated with college persistence in first year native American students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Vancouver, Canada.