Dr. Maggi A. Price (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Boston College and director of the Affirm Lab. She also serves as a psychology associate in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, where she completed her postdoctoral research fellowship in child psychotherapy effectiveness and implementation at the Laboratory for Youth Mental Health.
Dr. Price earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Boston College in 2018, her M.A. in counseling psychology from the University of Hawaii Hilo in 2012, and her B.S. in psychology and sociology from the University of Oregon in 2010. Dr. Price completed her clinical training at Yale University School of Medicine after finishing clinical practica as a Harvard Medical School fellow at Cambridge Health Alliance and Massachusetts General Hospital. Across these settings, she trained in culturally-responsive evidence-based practice for children, adolescents, and adults with a focus on trauma-related psychopathology.
Dr. Price’s research focuses on the intersection between stigma, trauma, and youth mental health, with an emphasis on understanding and effectively addressing the experiences of transgender and non-binary young people. Dr. Price's contributions to research in stigma and diversity have been highlighted in awards given at the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Future Directions Forum and the American Psychological Association Convention.
Dr. Price is a passionate and dedicated teacher and mentor, qualities that have been recognized in her receipt of the Yale University Doctoral Internship in Clinical & Community Psychology Leadership Award and the Boston College Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Price practices open science principles and her published and preprinted papers can be accessed on her ResearchGate page. To learn more about Dr. Price’s research and her lab, please visit the Affirm Lab website or its Open Science webpage.
Price, M., Polk, W., Hill, N., Liang, B., & Perella, J. (2019). The intersectionality of adolescent discrimination and identity-based bullying: A person-centered examination of mental health and academic functioning in a U.S. High School. Journal of Adolescence, 76, 185-196. PDF
Price, M., Hill, N., Liang, B., & Perella, J. (2019). Teacher relationships and adolescents experiencing identity-based victimization: What matters for whom among stigmatized adolescents. School Mental Health, 11, 790–806. PDF
Price, M., Arditi, R., Olezeski, C & McMahon, T. (2019). Psychological assessment and treatment of emerging adults exposed to complex trauma. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 4, 273–295. PDF
Price, M., Olezeski, C., McMahon, T., & Hill, N. (2019). A developmental perspective on victimization faced by gender-nonconforming youth (pp. 447-461). In H. Fitzgerald (Ed.), Handbook of Children and Prejudice: Integrating Research, Practice, and Policy. New York, NY: Springer Press. PDF
Price, M., Higa-McMillan, C., Kim, S., & Frueh, B. C. (2013). Trauma experience in children and adolescents: An assessment of the effects of trauma type and role of interpersonal proximity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 652-660. PDF
2019-2020 The Pershing Square Fund for Research on the Foundations of Human Behavior Research Grant to support study Exploring Stigma, Trauma, and Pathways to Mental Health in Transgender Youth
2019 Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology Faculty Mentoring Grant Stipend to Support study Mental Health Symptomatology and Treatment Outcomes of Gender Minority Youth: An Examination of a Transdiagnostic Evidence-Based Practice
2020 National Institute of Mental Health Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Fellow (5R25MH068367)
2019 Institute of Education Sciences Meta-Analysis Training Institute (R305B170019) Fellow, selected applicant for funded training to support project Structural Sexism and Child Psychotherapy Effectiveness
2018 Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Future Directions Forum Launch Award for Outstanding Research on Stigma
2018 American Board of Professional Psychology Arthur Nezu Diversity Dissertation Award 2018 Yale University Doctoral Internship in Clinical & Community Psychology Leadership Award
2017 Boston College Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award