Chatham University

Psychology of Gender Research Team

Graduate Research

Welcome to the Psychology of Gender Research Team website! The research team is dedicated to better understanding the implications of gender in mental health and well-being. We are conducting a number of research studies exploring people’s experiences of masculinity and femininity and examining how these constructs impact individuals and communities. Please see the list of current research projects for more information. A number of graduate students within the MSCP program collaborate with us on our projects (please see the graduate research assistants’ profiles) and we are always excited to welcome new members to the team. If you would like more information about our research or are interested in joining the team, please contact us at or

Britney G Brinkman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology program at Chatham University. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. Dr. Brinkman is interested in the Psychology of Gender and understanding the impact gender has on the well-being of men, women and children. Dr. Brinkman has a particular interest in the lives of adolescent girls and the importance of designing, implementing and evaluating prevention and early intervention programs. Dr. Brinkman often utilizes mixed methods designs, employing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. When she is not teaching or working in her ocean-blue office, Dr. Brinkman can most likely be found at a yoga class, running, or hiking in the woods. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and browsing in used bookstores. If she could be any animal at all, she would most likely be a dolphin.

Anthony Isacco, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology program at Chatham University. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. Dr. Isacco is particularly interested in the psychology of men and masculinity, fatherhood, spirituality/religion, and innovative interventions aimed for men. Dr. Isacco loves spending time with his family and friends, playing basketball and golf, running, and sending goofy text messages.  Favorite TV show at the moment is Mad Men. Currently on the Pandora playlist is hybrid station of Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Tom Petty, O.A.R., and U2.