Dr. Maggi A. Price (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Boston College where she runs the Affirm Lab. She is an applied health inequities researcher who studies stigma and youth mental health. Dr. Price has two active complementary domains of research focused on reducing mental health inequities for stigmatized youth:
(2) developing and testing multilevel interventions that reduce stigma (e.g., changing transphobic clinic practices and provider behaviors) in multiple settings (e.g., clinics, schools). This second domain of work currently focuses on improving multilevel supports for transgender youth (e.g., training counselors in culturally responsive practices).
Dr. Price's contributions to research in stigma and diversity have been highlighted in awards given at the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Future Directions Forum and the American Psychological Association Convention. Her papers and selected presentations, can be accessed on the Affirm Lab website
Other appointments and education: Dr. Price also serves as a psychology associate in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Dr. Price earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Boston College, her M.A. in counseling psychology from the University of Hawaii Hilo, and her B.S. in psychology and sociology from the University of Oregon.
Teaching and mentorship: Dr. Price is also a passionate and dedicated teacher and mentor, qualities that have been recognized in her receipt of the Boston College Illumination Award, the Yale University Psychology Leadership Award, and the Boston College Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award.
*denotes mentee or student-author
Price, M. A. & Hollinsaid, N. L.* (2022). Future directions in mental health treatment with stigmatized youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. PDF
Price, M., McKetta, S., Weisz, J., Ford, J., Lattanner, M., Skov, H.*, Wolock, E.*, & Hatzenbuehler, M. (2021). Cultural sexism moderates efficacy of psychological therapy for girls: Results from a spatial meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. doi: 10.1037/cps0000031 PDF
Price, M., Weisz, J., McKetta, S., Ford, J., Lattanner, M., Reid, A., Hollinsaid, N.*, & Hatzenbuehler, M. (2021). Are psychotherapies less effective for Black youth in communities with higher levels of racism? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. PDF
Price, M., Hollinsaid, N. *, Bokhour, E. *, Johnston, C.*, Kaufman, G. *, Skov, H. *, Sheridan, M. *, & Olezeski, C. (2021). Transgender and gender diverse youth's experiences of gender-related adversity. Child and Adolescent Social Work. PDF
Price, M., Bokhour, E. *, Hollinsaid, N. *, Kaufman, G. *, Sheridan, M. * & Olezeski, C. (2021). Therapy experiences of transgender and gender diverse adolescents and their caregivers. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. PDF
NIH/NIMH K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
Development of a Training Intervention to Improve Mental Health Treatment for Gender Minority Youth (K23MH124670)
PI. Total costs: $775,440
NIH/NIMH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (L30MH131066)
PI. Total costs: $35,844 (to loan repayment)
Boston College Academic Technology Innovation Grant
Co-designing a web-based training in gender-affirming mental health care
PI. Total costs: $40,000
Boston College Schiller Institute Grant for Exploratory Collaborative Scholarship
Building a School-Staff Training Program to Improve Transgender Adolescents’ Mental Health
PI. Total costs: $50,000
2022-2024 National Institute of Mental Health Implementation Research Institute Fellow. Competitive federally-funded 2-year training fellowship (5R25MH080916)
2023-2024 National Institute of Mental Health Scholar of the Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences. Competitive federally-funded year-long training fellowship (5R25MH104660)
2022 Boston College Illumination Award for exceptional mentorship in student career development
2020 National Institute of Mental Health CHIPS (Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services) Fellow, selected applicant for year-long grant writing and career development training (5R25MH068367)
2019 Institute of Education Sciences Meta-Analysis Training Institute (R305B170019), selected applicant for funded training to support project Structural Sexism and Child Psychotherapy Effectiveness
2018 Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP) Future Directions Forum Launch Award for Outstanding Research on Stigma
2018 American Board of Professional Psychology Arthur Nezu Diversity Dissertation Award
2018 Yale University Doctoral Internship in Clinical & Community Psychology Leadership Award
2017 Boston College Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Price is a licensed psychologist and health services provider in the state of Massachusetts. She completed her clinical training at Yale University School of Medicine after finishing clinical practica as a Harvard Medical School fellow at Cambridge Health Alliance and Massachusetts General Hospital. Across these settings, she trained in culturally-responsive evidence-based practice for children, adolescents, and adults with a focus on trauma-related psychopathology.