Dr. Laura Baams

Professional Experience

2017 – now: Assistant professor University of Groningen
2016 – 2017: Postdoc University of Texas at Austin
2015 – 2016: Postdoc Utrecht University
2010 – 2015: Phd Psychology Utrecht University
2007 – 2009: MSc Psychology University of Amsterdam

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • LGBTQ adolescent mental health
  • Quantitative research
  • Laura’s research addresses health disparities among LGBTQ youth, and how these can be exacerbated or diminished by social environmental factors.

Selected Publications

  1. Baams, L., Wilson, B. D., & Russell, S. T. (2019). LGBTQ youth in unstable housing and foster care. Pediatrics, 143(3), e20174211.
  2. Baams, L. (2018). Disparities for LGBTQ and gender nonconforming adolescents. Pediatrics, 141(5), e20173004.
  3. Kaufman, T. M., Baams, L., & Veenstra, R. (2019). Disparities in persistent victimization and associated internalizing symptoms for heterosexual versus sexual minority youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
  4. Baams, L., De Luca, S. M., & Brownson, C. (2018). Use of mental health services among college students by sexual orientation. LGBT Health, 5(7), 421-430.
  5. Baams, L., Grossman, A. H., & Russell, S. T. (2015). Minority stress and mechanisms of risk for depression and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. Developmental Psychology, 51, 688-696.