David Doyle

David Matthew Doyle

David Matthew Doyle, B.S. is a Graduate Assistant for the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago.  Mr. Doyle received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005.  Subsequently, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, where he ran projects exploring body image disturbance and the objectification of women in the United States.  Currently, Mr. Doyle is a second-year doctoral candidate in the applied social psychology program here at Loyola.

Mr. Doyle’s commitment to human rights issues is demonstrated by his research on the mental health of stigmatized individuals affected by prejudice and discrimination, especially those within the LGBT community.  His research also includes an examination of the well-being of children adopted by gay and lesbian parents.  In 2008, Mr. Doyle was chosen as one of twenty-five graduate scholars to attend the International LGBT Psychology Summer Institute at the University of Michigan.  He has presented his research at a variety of professional conferences, including the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Midwestern Psychological Association, and currently has one manuscript under review at Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and is in the process of writing-up two others for publication.


Update 2/27/2014

David has accepted a position as a post-doctoral research position at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, the Department of Epidemiology.  David will be studying the associations between social identity and health outcomes within an interdisciplinary environment, and continuing his research on the effects of stigma on social relationships in particular.