Megan C. Lytle-Flint, Ph.D.

Megan C. Lytle-Flint, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

Megan Lytle, Ph.D. is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Lytle's clinical and research expertise is in multiculturalism, with a particular focus on the health and suicide disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) individuals. She received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Seton Hall University and completed internship training as well as a National Research Service Award (5T32MH020061) in Suicide Prevention Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition, she completed a research-based internship with the International Association of Applied Psychology NGO at the United Nations.

Dr. Lytle is a licensed psychologist and the co-chair of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Division 44 (the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) Youth and Families Committee.

Research Bio

Bearing witness to the marginalization of individuals in my clinical and international work sparked my passion for research focusing on LGBT persons and multicultural concerns. These experiences have motivated my research interests and strengthened my commitment to suicide prevention. Therefore, my program of research utilizes social media among other online resources to investigate the biopsychosocial and cultural factors that contribute to suicidal behavior among LGBT persons.

Awards & Honors (National)

Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Awardee | National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Research 2015 - 2017

Awards & Honors (Local)

Distinguished Leadership Award | Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Alpha Chapter 2008
Seton Hall University Multicultural Student Research Travel Award 2008
Seton Hall University International Week | Received $5,000 grant for Immortelle Children's Camp 2008
Outstanding Graduate Student Award | New Jersey Counseling Association (NJCA) 2007
Graduate Student of the Year | Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Alpha Chapter 2007
Seton Hall University Multicultural Student Research Travel Award 2007
Chi Sigma Iota 2005 - 2010

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Oct
Lytle MC, Blosnich JR, Kamen C. "The Association of Multiple Identities with Self-Directed Violence and Depression among Transgender Individuals." Suicide & life-threatening behavior. 2016 Oct; 46(5):535-544. Epub 2016 Feb 24.
Liu, T.; Homan, C.M.; Alm, C.O.; White, A.; Lytle, M.C.; Henry A. Kautz, H.A. "Understanding Discourse on Work and Job-Related Well-Being in Public Social Media". ACL. 2016; : 1044-1053. Link
Lytle MC; Silenzio VM; Caine ED. "Are There Still Too Few Suicides to Generate Public Outrage?". JAMA Psychiatry. 2016; . Link
2015 Nov
Gallegos AM, Lytle MC, Moynihan JA, Talbot NL. "Mindfulness-based stress reduction to enhance psychological functioning and improve inflammatory biomarkers in trauma-exposed women: A pilot study." Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy. 2015 Nov; 7(6):525-32. Epub 2015 Apr 27.
2015 Jun 1
Lytle MC, De Luca SM, Blosnich JR, Brownson C. "Associations of racial/ethnic identities and religious affiliation with suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning individuals." Journal of affective disorders. 2015 Jun 1; 178:39-45. Epub 2015 Mar 06.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD) - Primary


Ed.S. | Mental Health Counseling | Seton Hall University2007
MA | Counseling and Psychological Studies | Seton Hall University2006
BS | Psychology | Nazareth College of Rochester2002

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center08/01/2012 - 06/30/2014
Internship in Counseling Psychology at University of Rochester School of Nursing08/01/2011 - 07/31/2012