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Megan C. Lytle-Flint, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Professional Background

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

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

2002
BS | Nazareth College of Rochester
Psychology

2006
MA | Seton Hall University
Counseling and Psychological Studies

2007
Ed.S. | Seton Hall University
Mental Health Counseling

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2012 - 06/30/2014
Fellowship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

08/01/2011 - 07/31/2012
Internship in Counseling Psychology at University of Rochester School of Nursing

Awards

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

2008
Distinguished Leadership Award
Sponsor: Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Alpha Chapter

2008
Seton Hall University Multicultural Student Research Travel Award

2008
Seton Hall University International Week
Location: Received $5,000 grant for Immortelle Children's Camp

2007
Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Sponsor: New Jersey Counseling Association (NJCA)

2007
Graduate Student of the Year
Sponsor: Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Alpha Chapter

2007
Seton Hall University Multicultural Student Research Travel Award

2005 - 2010
Chi Sigma Iota

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Publications

Journal Articles

11/7/2017
Blosnich JR, Lytle MC, Coulter RWS, Whitfield DL. "Suicide Acceptability and Sexual Orientation: Results from the General Social Survey 2008-2014." Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research.. 2017 Nov 7; Epub 2017 Nov 07.

10/11/2017
Lytle MC, Silenzio VMB, Homan CM, Schneider P, Caine ED. "Suicidal and Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Youth in an Online Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Social Network." Journal of homosexuality.. 2017 Oct 11; :1-18. Epub 2017 Oct 11.

10/1/2016
Lytle MC, Silenzio VM, Caine ED. "Are There Still Too Few Suicides to Generate Public Outrage?" JAMA psychiatry.. 2016 Oct 1; 73(10):1003-1004.

Books & Chapters

2016
Chapter Title: Corrective Rape
Book Title: The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies
Author List: Lytle, M. C.
Edited By: A. Goldberg
Published By: Sage2016 in Thousand Oaks

2016
Chapter Title: LGBT Health in Non-Western Context
Book Title: The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies
Author List: Lytle, M. C.
Edited By: A. Goldberg
Published By: Sage2016 in Thousand Oaks

2016
Chapter Title: LGBT Parenting
Book Title: The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Handbook on LGBT Health
Author List: Lytle, M. C.
Edited By: J. Schneider & V. M. B. Silenzio
Published By: ABC-CLIO2016 in Santa Barbara: CA

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