Stigma and Resilience

Our work is informed by both classic theories of social stigma (e.g., Goffman, 1963; Link & Phelan, 2001) and applied models of the ways in which stigma “gets under the skin” (Meyer, 1995; Clark et al., 1999; Hatzenbuehler, 2009).  We study the antecedents and consequences of stigma at the individual and community levels. But we also focus on the ways in which individuals overcome stigma and other forms of adversity. Our work studies the conditions under which stigma can best be reduced and the resources people need to build resilience in themselves and each other.



Collaborative Work

Option B


Option B is a non-profit organization designed to help people build resilience and find meaning in the face of adversity. Option B grew out of the book by the same name, written by Sheryl Sandberg and psychologist Adam Grant, about overcoming grief and tragedy. Sandberg and Grant explore how psychological research can provide important insights and strategies to help people face all types of hardships. Dr. Golub is a member of the Option B Advisory Board and collaborates with the organization to enhance its work.


Webinar on HIV Stigma

Watch Dr. Golub's presentation as part of the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance webinar on HIV stigma. Dr. Golub's presentation starts at minute 44:25.