Lynissa Renee Stokes, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Lynissa R. Stokes is a T32 scholar in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Trained as a clinical psychologist, her research focuses on public health issues that disproportionately affect communities of color.

Recent publications include an article on race/ethnic and socio-economic microaggressions experienced by an racially/ethnically diverse sample of low-income caregivers and an article on associations between self-silencing and consistent condom use among Black college-aged women. She is currently conducting analyses using the Center’s Manhood 2.0 and Sisterhood 2.0 data, with an emphasis on exploring youth’s experiences with discrimination.

Education & Training

  • AB, Psychology - Certificates of Proficiency in Afro-American Studies and Women's Studies, Princeton University, 1993
  • MA, Psychology, Boston University, 1997
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Boston University, 2005

Selected Publications

Stokes, L.R., Shaw, D.S., & Wilson, M.N.  (2020).  Race/ethnic and socioeconomic microaggressions experienced by low-income parents in three US cities.  Race and Social Problems, 12, 145-153.

Christodoulou, J., Stokes, L.R., Bantjes, J., Tomlinson, M., Stewart, J., Rabie, S. … Rotheram-Borus, M.J.  (2019).  Community context and individual factors associated with arrests among young men in a South African township.  PLOS One, 14(1). .

Stokes, L.R. & Brody, L.R.  (2019).  Self-silencing, but not sexual relationship power associated with condom use for Black college-aged women.  Behavioral Sciences, 9(2), 13.

Stokes, L.R., Harvey, S.M., & Warren, J.  (2016).  Individual, interpersonal, and structural power:  Associations with condom use in a sample of young adult Latinos.  Health Care for Women International, 37(2), 216 – 236.   doi:  10.1080/07399332.2015.1038345

Brody, L.R., Stokes, L.R., Dale, S., Kelso, G., Cruise, R., Cohen, M. … Weber, K.  (2014).  Gender roles and mental health in women with and at risk for HIV.  The Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38, 311 – 326.  doi: 10.1177/0361684314525579

Brody, L.R., Stokes, L.R., Kelso, G., Dale, S., Cruise, R., Weber, K. …Cohen, M.  (2014).  Gender role behaviors of high affiliation and low self-silencing predict better adherence to antiretroviral therapy in women with HIV.  AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 28, 459 - 461.  doi:10.1089/apc.2014.0068

Stokes, L.  (2005).  Sexual risk-taking beliefs and behaviors among Black college-aged women.  Dissertation Abstracts International:  The Sciences and Engineering, 65(12-B), p. 6676. 

Sharkansky, E.J., King, D.W., King, L.A., Wolfe, J., Erickson, D.J., & Stokes, L.R.  (2000).  Coping with Gulf War combat stress:  Mediating and moderating effects.  The Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 188-197.