Chair Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Stigmatization and Psychosocial Development and Associate professor, département de psychoéducation, Université de Sherbrooke
- (2013) Postdoctorate (Population Research Center). The University of Texas at Austin.
- (2011) Doctorate (Psychology). Concordia University.
- (2006) Master’s with thesis (Psychology). Concordia University.
- (2004) Bachelor's (Psychology and History). Memorial University of Newfoundland.
I have always been motivated to understand why stigma, and experiences resulting from stigma such as vicitimization and discrimination have such different impacts on different people. Within my own sexual minority communities, I have noticed that how people respond to stressors reflects a complex interaction between their individual-characteristics, and their developmental contexts. This interest in the interaction between individual-level characteristics and contextual factors let me to pursue a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, focusing on adolescence and early adulthood as a crucial period for people in general, and sexual and gender minority populations in particular. My provincially and federally funded research programme addresses two fundamental questions: (1) how do underlying inequalities lead some people to experience higher levels of stress (such as discrimination, socioeconomic disadvantage, peer victimization, and social exclusion), and (2) how does the way in which children and adolescents respond to these stressors shape their mental health. In this regard, my work is mainly in line with the GRISE axis 2.
Alexa Martin-Storey (principal investigator), Aprile Benner, Michèle Déry, Melanie Dirks, Katholiki Georgiades, Geneviève Paquette, Caroline E. Temcheff. (co-applicant). (2019-2024). Better understanding vulnerability to the consequences of discrimination: Externalizing behaviours and social support as moderators between racism, sexism and homophobia and depressive and substance use outcomes. Instituts de Recherche en Santé du Canada (IRSC) - Project Grant.
Alexa Martin-Storey (chercheure principale), Geneviève Paquette (cochercheure), Wendy Craig, Melanie Dirks, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Brett Holfeld (collaboration). (décembre 2022 - décembre 2023). Addressing the overlap between sexual violence and sexuality and gender-based minority stressors: Advancing understanding by centering 2SLGBTQQIA+ adolescents and young adults. CRSH - Synthèse de synthèse des connaissances : violence fondée sur le genre.
Alexa Martin-Storey (principal investigator), Melanie Dirks, Geneviève Paquette (co-applicant). (2019-2023). Verbal, relational and indirect victimization among girls: A mixed-methods approach to understand the role of slut shaming, homophobic victimization and sexual harassment. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC) / Secrétariat à la condition féminine. Action concertée.
Alexa Martin-Storey (principal investigator). (2017-2023). Canada Research Chair in Stigmatization and Psychosocial Development. Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines (CRSH).
Alexa Martin-Storey (principal investigator), Caroline E Temcheff, Anne-Marie Tougas (co-applicants), Anne Lessard, Kelly Purtell (collaborators). (2015-2017). Perceived socioeconomic status, educational outcomes and behaviour problems in adolescence: A mixed methods approach. Conseil de Recherches en Sciences Humaines du Canada (CRSH) / SSHRC Insight Development Grant.
Alexa Martin-Storey (principal investigator). (2014-2017). The neighborhood: A multidimensional context for risk and resilience during the transition to adolescence for children with and without conduct problems. Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC) - Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs.
Temcheff C, Martin-Storey A, Lemieux A, Latimer E, Déry M. (2023). Trajectories of Medical Service Use among Girls and Boys with and without Early-Onset Conduct Problems. Frontiers in Psychiatry, section Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,13, 915991.
Martin-Storey A, Paquette G, Bergeron M, *Prévost E, *Castonguay-Khounsombath S. (2022). How Sexual and Gender Minority Students Discuss Sexuality and Gender in describing their Experiences of Sexual Violence. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
Martin-Storey A, Garon-Carrier G, Déry M, Temcheff CE. (2022). Sexual Minority Status and Academic Achievement during the Transition to Adolescence among Youth with Childhood Conduct Problems. Youth and Society.
*Tomasiello M, Temcheff CE, Martin-Storey A, *Bégin V, Poirier M, Déry M. (2021). Self and parent-reported sleep problems of adolescents with childhood conduct problems and comorbid psychological problems. Journal of Adolescence. 92, 165–176.
Fletcher E, Boutin S, Martin-Storey A, Déry M, Temcheff CE. (2021). An exploration of intra-individual mechanisms for the association between childhood conduct problems and early adolescent substance use. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.
Le Corff Y, Martin-Storey A, Touchette L, Lapalme M, Forget K. (2021). Validation of a French Translation of the McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder, Invariance Across Genders, and Association With Depression, Trauma Symptoms, and Substance Use Among University Students. Journal of Personality Disorders, 35(4): 605-617.
Martin-Storey A, Cotton J-C, Le Corff Y, Michaud A, Beauchesne-Lévesque S. (2021). A French Translation of the Transgender Congruence Scale: Validation and Associations with Distress, Well-being, and Perceived Transition Status. Transgender Health. 6(1) : 23-30
Martin-Storey A, Temcheff C, Déry M, Lapalme M, *Tomasiello M, *Mariamo A, Lemelin J.P. (2021). Conduct problems and adherence to COVID-19 guidelines: A developmental psychopathology-informed approach. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. 1-13.
Martin-Storey A, *Bizier-Lacroix R, Temcheff C.E, Déry M. (2021). Understanding youth’s perceptions of neighborhood disorder: The role of conduct problems. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 50, 952-964.
Martin-Storey A, Santo J, Recchia HE, Chilliak S, Caetano Nardi E, Moreira Da Cunha J. (2021) Gender minoritized students and academic engagement in Brazilian adolescents: Risk and protective factors. Journal of School Psychology. 86, 120-132.
*Boutin S, *Roy V, *St-Pierre R, Déry M, Lemelin JP, Martin-Storey A, Poirier M, Toupin J, Verlann P, Temcheff C. (2020). The Longitudinal Association between Externalizing and Internalizing Problems: An Exploration of the Dual Failure Model. Developmental Psychology. 56(7): 1372-1384
Kim S, Martin-Storey A, Drossos A, Barbosa S, Georgiades K. (2020). Prevalence and Correlates of Sexting Behaviors in a Provincially Representative Sample of Adolescents. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 65(6) : 401-408.
Martin-Storey A, Lemelin J-P, Temcheff C, Déry M. (2020). Exploring childhood temperament as a moderator of the association between adolescent sexual minority status and internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. Journal of Adolescence. 84: 190-199.
Martin-Storey A, Pollitt A.A, Baams L. (2020). Profiles and Predictors of Dating Violence Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 1-7.
Martin-Storey A, Recchia HE, Santo JB. (2020). Self-Continuity Moderates the Association Between Sexual-Minority Status Based Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Homosexuality.
Martin-Storey A, *Legault R, Prickett KC. (2020). Sleep and Its Disorders Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations. Attarian H, Viola-Saltzman M.(Eds), Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management : 83-98. Human Press.
Scheer JR, Martin-Storey A, Baams B. (2020). Help-seeking barriers among sexual and gender minority individuals who experience intimate partner violence victimization. Russel B. (Ed.), Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBT+ Community : Understanding Power Dynamics : 139-158. Springer.
Martin-Storey A, Baams L. (2019). Gender Nonconformity During Adolescence: Links with Stigma, Sexual Minority Status, and Psychosocial Outcomes. Fitzgerald H.E, Johnson D.J, Qin D.B, Villarruel F.A, Norder J.(Eds), Handbook of Children and Prejudice: Integrating Research, Practice, and Policy : 583-596. Springer.
Martin-Storey A, Benner A. (2019). Externalizing behaviors exacerbate the link between discrimination and adolescent health risk behaviors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 48: 1724-1735.
Martin-Storey A, Fish J. (2019). Victimization Disparities Between Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Youth From Ages 9 to 15. Child Development. 90(1): 71-81.
Martin-Storey A, Temcheff CE, Laventure M, *Levesque G. (2019). Differences in mental health across sexual minority status. Santé mentale au Québec. 44(1): 47-66.
Paquette G, Martin-Storey A, Bergeron M, Dion J, Daigneault I, Hébert M, Ricci S, *Castonguay-Khounsombath S. (2019). Trauma symptoms resulting from sexual violence among undergraduate students: Differences across gender and sexual minority status. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
*Richard J, Martin-Storey A, *Wilkie E, Derevensky JL, Paskus T, Temcheff CE. (2019). Variations in gambling disorder symptomatology across sexual identity among college student-athletes. Journal of Gambling Studies. 35(4): 1303-1316.
*Ter-Stepanian M, Martin-Storey A, *Bizier-Lacroix R, Déry M, Lemelin J-P, Temcheff CE. (2019). Trajectories of verbal and physical peer victimization among children with comorbid oppositional defiant problems, conduct problems and hyperactive-attention problems. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 50(6): 1037–1048.
Déry M, Temcheff CE, *St-Pierre R, Martin-Storey A, Hanan P. (2018). Longitudinal association between childhood-onset conduct problems and first line service reception. European Psychiatry, 48(1): 298.
Martin-Storey A, *Marcellin S, Purtell KM, Tougas A-M, Lessard A. (2018). It’s about having money, but also happiness: A qualitative investigation of how adolescents understand subjective status in themselves and others. Journal of Adolescence. 68: 198-206.
Martin-Storey A, Paquette G, Bergeron M, Dion J, Daigneault I, Hébert M, Ricci S. (2018). Sexual violence on campus: Differences across gender and sexual minority status. Journal of Adolescent Health. 62(6): 701-707.
Martin-Storey A, Prickett K, Crosnoe R. (2018). Disparities in sleep duration and quality related to sexual minority status: Findings from the American Time Use Survey. Sleep. 41(8): zxy090.
Martin-Storey A, Prickett KC, Crosnoe R. (2018). Alcohol use and change over time in firearm safety among families with young children. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 186: 187-192.
Martin-Storey A, Temcheff CE, Déry M, Poirier M, Verlaan P, Lemelin J-P. (2018). Trajectories of internalizing problems during the transition to adolescence in children with and without conduct problems. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 42(5): 464-473.
Prickett KC, Martin-Storey A, Crosnoe R. (2018). Firearm Ownership in High-Conflict Families: Differences According to State Laws Restricting Firearms to Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence Offenders. Journal of Family Violence. 33(5): 297-313.
Santo JB, Martin-Storey A, Recchia HL, Bukowski WM. (2018). Self-continuity moderates the association between peer victimization and depressed affect. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 28(4): 875-887.
August EG, Stack DM, Martin-Storey A, Serbin LA, Ledingham JE, Schwartzman AE. (2017). Emotion regulation in at-risk preschoolers: Longitudinal associations and influences of maternal histories of risk. Infant and Child Development. 26(1): e1954.
Martin-Storey A, Fromme K. (2017). Mediating factors explaining the association between sexual minority status and intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-28
*St-Pierre RA, Derevensky JL, Temcheff CE, Gupta R, Martin-Storey A. (2017). Evaluation of a schoolbased gambling prevention program for adolescents using the theory of planned behaviour. Gambling Issues. 36: 113-137.
Déry M, Toupin J, Verlaan P, Lemelin J-P, Temcheff CE, Martin-Storey A. (2016). Clinically Significant Conduct Problems in Girls in the Elementary School Years: Gender Differences in Trajectories and Risk Factors. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 55(10s): 122-123.
Martin-Storey A, August EG. (2016). Harassment due to gender nonconformity mediates the association between sexual minority identity and depressive symptoms. Journal of Sex Research. 53(1): 85-97.
Martin-Storey A, Fromme K. (2016). Trajectories of dating violence: Differences by sexual minority status and gender. Journal of Adolescence. 49(4): 28-37.
Martin-Storey A. (2016). Gender, sexuality and gender nonconformity: Understanding variation in functioning. Child Development Perspectives. 10(4): 257-262.
Prickett KC, Martin-Storey A, Crosnoe R. (2016) An update on identifying same-sex couples in the American time use survey. Demography, 53(6), 2121-2122.
Martin-Storey A, Cheadle J, Skalamera J, Crosnoe R. (2015). The social integration of sexual minority youth across high school contexts. Child Development. 86(3): 965-975.
Martin-Storey A, Crosnoe R. (2015). Trajectories of overweight and their association with adolescent depressive symptoms. Health Psychology. 34(10): 1004-1012.
Martin-Storey A, Prickett KC, Crosnoe R. (2015). Family process correlates of firearm ownership and firearm storage among families with young children. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 19: 17-24.
Martin-Storey A. (2015). Prevalence of dating violence among sexual minority youth: Variation across gender, sexual minority identity and gender of sexual partners. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 44: 211-224.
Prickett KC, Martin-Storey A, Crosnoe R. (2015). A research note on time with children in different- and same-sex two-parent families. Demography. 52(3): 905-918.