Amelia Stanton

Assistant Professor

  • Title Assistant Professor
  • Education PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Principal Investigator: The Sexual, Reproductive, and Mental Health Disparities Program


Amelia M. Stanton received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2019. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship in the Behavioral Medicine Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), and she was awarded a three-year T32 fellowship in global psychiatry, which she also completed at MGH/HMS. She joined the BU faculty in 2022. 


Dr. Stanton’s research focuses on (1) mitigating psychological barriers to optimal sexual and reproductive health; (2) the intersection of sexual health, mental health, and substance use disparities in marginalized and minoritized populations, both internationally and domestically; and (3) the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for populations at risk for poor sexual health. Thus far, the majority of her work has been carried out with women, pregnant people, and gender diverse individuals. Through projects that are based in sub-Saharan Africa, she is actively engaged in efforts to democratize and decolonize global mental health.  


  • Stanton, A.M., Bwana, M., Owembabazi, M., Atukunda, E., Ezegbe, H., Smith, P., Psaros, C., Matthews, L.T., & Kaida, A. (in press). Sexual and relationship benefits of a safer conception intervention among men with HIV who seek to have children with serodifferent partners in Uganda. AIDS & Behavior.
  • Psaros, C.1, Stanton, A.M.1, Goodman, G.*, Raggio, G., Briggs, E.S., Lin, N., Robbins, G., & Park., E. (in press). Adapting, testing, and refining a resilience intervention for older women with HIV: An open pilot study. Journal of Women & Aging. 1Co-first authors. 
  • Stanton, A.M., Wirtz, M.R., Perlson, J.E., & Batchelder, A.W. (2022). “It’s how we get to enjoy each other”: Substance use, connectedness, and sexual behavior among men who have sex with men who are living with HIV. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1-11.
  • Stanton, A. M., Batchelder, A. W., Kirakosian, N.*, Scholl, J., King, D., Grasso, C., Potter, J., Mayer, K.H., & O’Cleirigh, C. (2021). Differences in mental health symptom severity and care engagement among transgender and gender diverse individuals: Findings from a large community health center. Plos one16(1), e0245872.
  • Stanton, A.M., Boyd, R.L., Fogarty, J.J., & Meston, C.M. (2019). Heart rate variability biofeedback increases sexual arousal among women with female sexual arousal disorder: Results from a randomized-controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 115: 90-102. 

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