Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs
Elizabeth Savarese is the CLEAR Assistant and a third-year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Palo Alto University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 2015. Elizabeth's research interests are focused on LGBTQ+ mental and physical health outcomes and how minority stress and resilience affect these outcomes from an intersectional biopsychosocial framework. She is also interested in the effectiveness, sustainability, and processes of implementing evidence-based practices and prevention programs in multidisciplinary settings. Overall, Elizabeth plans to utilize this research to expand knowledge regarding LGBTQ+ individuals and facilitate policy changes related to LGBTQ+ equality while improving outreach for diverse LGBTQ+ individuals in order to improve their well-being. Elizabeth began to explore these interests clinically as a student therapist at the Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic last year and at the San Mateo County Pride Center currently. They have also begun to explore these interests through research focused on the well-being of LGBTQ+ military personnel and veterans.