Inside & Out: Transgender Mental Health

Inside & Out: Transgender Mental Health

Currently Seeking Participants

If you are eligible to participate, please consider taking the survey now:

What’s the Purpose?

The purpose of this study is to explore how your personal experiences as a transgender person may impact mental health.

This project involves a survey in which you will answer questions about identity, discrimination, and mental health. Content includes questions about the body, sexual harassment, family, positive and negative thoughts about the self, and recent feelings.

Your participation will help support social efforts, community outreach, and policy initiatives as well as improve therapy.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible to participate if you are an adult over the age of 18, identify within the transgender spectrum, and live in the United States.

What Should I Expect?

Your participation in this research project will last 10–15 minutes for one online survey. It will involve an anonymous, secure survey administered through REDCap.


Your responses are anonymous. We neither track IP addresses nor ask for any identifying information. Your data will be stored on password-protected, encrypted computers.

Access to the data will be limited to the primary investigator and co-investigators of this study. It is possible that the consent process and data collection will be observed by research oversight staff responsible for safeguarding the rights and well-being of people who participate in research. After initial analysis, your data will be stored on the Open Science Framework for secondary analyses.

Additionally, you have the option of providing an email to enter a raffle to win a $25 Gift Card. Your email is stored separately from your responses and cannot be associated with your responses. Your email will be deleted from password-protected computers after the raffle winners are chosen. Your email will not appear on the Open Science Framework.

Please note that confidentiality in any form of electronic communication is not guaranteed.

The researchers will take careful steps to keep your information confidential (or anonymous).

The researchers will make every effort to safeguard your information, but, the security of information obtained through commercial survey companies cannot be guaranteed. It is also possible the data collected for research purposes may be used for marketing or reporting purposes by the company, depending on the company’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. However, REDCap does not have such policies.

You can access the informed consent by clicking the PDF link at the top of the page. It is also available on the first page of the survey.

Cory J. Cascalheira
Doctoral Researcher in Counseling Psychology

Research interests include identity, oppression, resilience, and resistance among marginalized populations, especially sexual and gender minorities, with attention to addiction, compulsive behaviors, well-being, internalization processes, and sexual subcultures (e.g., BDSM, kink). Clinical interests include mindfulness, ACT, RCT, and interpersonal process.