Kristen Clark

Assistant Professor
Office: UNH Nursing, Hewitt Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Kristen Clark

Kristen D. Clark is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Clark's work is centered on stigma and its role as a stressor and subsequent health outcomes among LGBTQIA+ people.


  • Ph.D., University of California
  • M.S., University of Central Florida
  • B.S., University of Central Florida
  • A.S., Eastern Florida State College

Research Interests

  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Health Policy & Management
  • Stress
  • Stress processes and mental health
  • Transgender/LGBTQ

Courses Taught

  • HHS 598: Spc Top/Intro to Nurs Research
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • NURS 501: Research Nursing Professionals
  • NURS 641: Transl Research for Pract
  • NURS 704P: Public Health Nursing Project

Selected Publications

Clark, K. D., Sherman, A. D. F., & Flentje, A. (2022). Health Insurance Prevalence Among Gender Minority People: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. TRANSGENDER HEALTH, 7(4), 292-302. doi:10.1089/trgh.2020.0182

Clark, K. D., Luong, S., Lunn, M. R., Flowers, E., Bahalkeh, E., Lubensky, M. E., . . . Flentje, A. (2022). Healthcare Mistreatment, State-Level Policy Protections, and Healthcare Avoidance Among Gender Minority People. SEXUALITY RESEARCH AND SOCIAL POLICY. doi:10.1007/s13178-022-00748-1

Clark, K. D., Lunn, M. R., Sherman, A. D. F., Bosley, G., Lubensky, M. E., Obedin-Maliver, J., . . . Flentje, A. (2022). COVID-19 News and Its Association With the Mental Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Adults: Cross-sectional Study. JMIR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SURVEILLANCE, 8(5). doi:10.2196/34710

Raygani, S., Mangosing, D., Clark, K. D., Luong, S., Flentje, A., & Sarah, G. (2022). Integrating LGBTQ+ health into medical education. CLINICAL TEACHER, 19(2), 166-171. doi:10.1111/tct.13463

Sherman, A. D. F., Cimino, A. N., Clark, K. D., Smith, K., Klepper, M., & Bower, K. M. (2021). LGBTQ plus health education for nurses: An innovative approach to improving nursing curricula. NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 97. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104698

Clark, K. D., Capriotti, M. R., Obedin-Maliver, J., Lunn, M. R., Lubensky, M. E., & Flentje, A. (2020). Supporting sexual and gender minority health: Research priorities from mental health professionals. JOURNAL OF GAY & LESBIAN MENTAL HEALTH, 24(2), 205-221. doi:10.1080/19359705.2019.1700865

Sherman, A. D. F., Clark, K. D., Robinson, K., Noorani, T., & Poteat, T. (2020). Trans* Community Connection, Health, and Wellbeing: A Systematic Review. LGBT HEALTH, 7(1), 1-14. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2019.0014