Anthropology, UCLA, 1972
Counseling Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, 1976
Clinical Psychology, UCLA, 1982
Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, 1994
Internship, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1981-82
Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psychosocial
Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1982-1984
Scientist Development Award, UCLA Department of
- President's Award,
for outstanding leadership in the field of lesbian and
gay health. Presented by the National Lesbian and Gay
Health Association, 1995
Scientific Contribution. Presented by Division
44--Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay,
and Bisexual Issues, American Psychological Association,
Contribution to Research in Public Policy, American
Psychological Association, 2001
- Chancellorís Award for Special Contributions to a Fair and
Open Academic Environment. Presented by the UCLA Academic Senate, 2004
- Outstanding Achievement Award. Presented by the Committee
on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns, American Psychological Association,
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
- Professor, Department of Statistics
- Past Chair,
Faculty Advisory Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgender Studies
- Cochran SD. Emerging issues in
research on lesbians' and gay men's mental health: Does sexual orientation
really matter? American Psychologist. 2001; 56:931-947.
- Cochran SD, Mays VM, Bowen D, Gage
S, Bybee D, Roberts SJ, Goldstein RS, Robison A, Rankow, EJ, White J.
Cancer-related risk indicators and preventive screening behaviors in lesbian
and bisexual women. American Journal of Public Health. 2001;
- Gilman SE, Cochran SD, Mays VM,
Hughes M, Ostrow D, Kessler RC. Risk of psychiatric disorders among
individuals reporting same-sex sexual partners in the National Comorbidity
Survey. American Journal of Public Health. 2001; 91:933-939.
- Mays VM, Cochran SD. Mental health
correlates of perceived discrimination among lesbian, gay, and bisexual
adults in the United States. American Journal of Public Health. 2001;
- Corliss H, Cochran SD, Mays VM.
Reports of parental maltreatment during childhood in a United States
population-based survey of homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual adults.
Child Abuse and Neglect. 2002; 26:1165-1178.
- Mays VM, Yancey AK, Cochran SD,
Weber M, Fielding J. Heterogeneity of health disparities among African
American, Hispanic, and Asian American women: Unrecognized influences of
sexual orientation. American Journal of Public Health. 2002;
- Cochran SD, Sullivan JG, Mays VM
Prevalence of psychiatric disorders, psychological distress, and treatment
use among lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals in a sample of the U.S.
population. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2003;
- Mays VM, Ponce NA, Washington DL,
Cochran SD. Classification of race and ethnicity: Implications for Public
Health. Annual Review of Public Health. 2003; 24:83-110.
- Yancey AK, Cochran SD, Corliss HL,
Mays VM. Correlates of overweight and obesity among lesbian and bisexual
women. Preventive Medicine. 2003; 36:676-683.
- Cochran SD, Ackerman D, Mays VM,
Ross MW. Prevalence of non-medical drug use and dependence among
homosexually active men and women in the US population. Addiction.
- Burgard SB, Cochran SD, Mays VM.
Alcohol and tobacco use patterns among heterosexually and homosexually
experienced California women. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2005;
- Corliss HL, Grella C, Mays VM,
Cochran SD, Drug use, drug severity and help-seeking behaviors of lesbian
and bisexual women. Journal of Women's Health. 2006; 15:556-568.
- Mays VM, Cochran SD, Barnes N. Race,
racism and the health outcomes among African Americans. Annual Review of
Psychology. In press.
- Cochran SD, Mays VM. Physical health
complaints among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and homosexually experienced
heterosexuals: Results from the California Quality of Life Survey.
American Journal of Public Health. In press.