Additional research interests: Psychiatric Classification
Craig Rodriguez-Seijas, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Science area at the University of Michigan. He earned his B.Sc. from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, and completed his Ph.D. at Stony Brook University. Dr. Rodriguez-Seijas further completed his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Methods to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services (MIDAS) program at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School.
Dr. Rodriguez-Seijas’s research interests lie in (1) understanding the nature of psychopathology and (2) investigating the ways in which stigma, discrimination, and marginalization impact the manifestation, assessment, conceptualization, and treatment of psychopathology. Dr. Rodriguez-Seijas typically explores transdiagnostic models of psychopathology, consistent with the aims of the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) Consortium’s efforts. In addition, he is committed to the dissemination of evidence-based intervention approaches for working with sexual and gender minority patients.
More information about his research focus can be found on his lab website: Stigma, Psychopathology, & Assessment (SPLAT) Lab
Rodriguez-Seijas, C., Morgan, T. A., & Zimmerman, M. (2020). A population-based examination of criterion level bias in the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Assessment.
Rodriguez-Seijas, C., Fields, E. C., Bottary, R., Kark, S. M., Goldstein, M. R., Kensinger, E. A., Payne, J. D., & Cunningham, T. J. (2020). Comparing the impact of COVID-19-related social distancing on mood and psychiatric indicators in sexual and gender (SGM) and non-SGM individuals. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
Rodriguez-Seijas, C., Eaton, N. R., & Pachankis, J. E. (2019). Prevalence of psychiatric disorders at the intersection of race and sexual orientation: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Condition-III. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(4), 321-331.
Rodriguez-Seijas, C., Morgan, T. A., & Zimmerman, M. (2019). Associations between maladaptive personality domains and premature termination in an acute clinical setting. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.
Rodriguez-Seijas, C., Burton, C. L., & Pachankis, J. E. (2019). Transdiagnostic approaches to LGBT individuals’ co-occurring mental health problems in Safren, S. & Pachankis, J. E. (Eds) Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice for LGBT Clients, Oxford University Press.
Rodriguez-Seijas, C., Stohl, M., Hasin, D. S., & Eaton, N. R. (2015). Transdiagnostic factors mediate the association between discrimination and psychopathology. JAMA Psychiatry, 72(7), 706-713.
Rodriguez-Seijas, C., Eaton, N. R., & Krueger, R. F. (2015). How Transdiagnostic Factors of Personality and Psychopathology Can Inform Clinical Assessment and Intervention. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97(5), 425-435.