Henry (Hank) Sherwood is a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas at Austin in the Population Research Center. He received his PhD from New York University, Steinhardt in the sociology of education. His research interests focus on sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) in schools, their mental well-being, SGM health equity, and the impacts of identity disclosure.

Areas of Research:

  • Sexual and gender minority (SGM) student education
  • Gender and sexuality alliance student clubs
  • SGM identity disclosure
  • Student school engagement
  • Queer Theory
  • Educational inequity


Poteat, V. P., Yoshikawa, H., Rosenbach, S. B., Sherwood, S. H., Finch, E. K., & Calzo, J. P. (2023). GSA advocacy predicts reduced depression disparities between LGBQ+ and heterosexual youth in schools. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2023.2169924

Poteat, V. P., Calzo, J. P., Sherwood, S. H., Marx, R. A., O’Brien, M. D., Dangora, A., Salgin, L., & Lipkin, A. (2023). Gender-Sexuality Alliance meeting experiences predict weekly variation in hope among LGBTQ+ youth. Child Development, 00, 1–16. https://doi. org/10.1111/cdev.13923

Poteat, V. P., Yoshikawa, H., Marx, R. A., Sherwood, S. H., Richburg, A., Murchison, G. R., Lipkin, A., Yang, M. K., & Calzo, J. P. (2022). Engagement in Gender-Sexuality Alliances predicts youth’s positive and negative affect: An 8-week weekly diary study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-022-01692-4

Rosenbach, S. B., Sherwood, S. H., Poteat, V. P., Yoshikawa, H., & Calzo, J. P. (2021). Benefits for immigrant-origin and nonimmigrant-origin youth of discussing immigration in gender and sexuality alliances. Psychology in the Schools, 1-29. doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22513