Karen L. Blair

Dr. Karen L. Blair is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Jules Léger Research Chair in the Social Sciences and Humanities at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is also the founder of KLB Research and LGBTQ Psychology Canada. Prior to joining StFX, Dr. Blair received her PhD at Queen’s University and completed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Utah. Dr. Blair currently serves as the Chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, Associate Editor of Psychology & Sexuality and the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, and co-chairs Preaching to the Choir: An International LGBTQ Psychology Conference.

Dr. Blair’s research focuses on LGBTQ well-being, resilience and relationships. Her work has examined the role that social support for relationships plays in the development, maintenance and dissolution of romantic relationships, interpersonal group relations and the predictors of inter- and intra-group prejudices, LGBTQ Health and resilience, minority-group responses to hate crimes and mass shootings, and interventions to reduce anti-LGBTQ prejudices. Her work has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the American Institute of Bisexuality, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Lesbian Health Fund, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 

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