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Alyson Randall, B.A.

Pronouns: they, them

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychopathology

San Diego


Areas of Research

Suicide and Self-Injury, LGBTQ+ Health, Health Disparities


Alyson’s research interests broadly include identifying risk and resilience factors for self-injurious thoughts and behaviors among gender minority youth and young adults, as well as suicide prevention for this population.


  1. B.A., Psychology
    Wellesley College
  2. Minor in Women and Gender Studies
    Wellesley College
  1. Cameron, A. Y., Shea, T. M., & Randall, A. B. (2020) Acute shame predicts urges for suicide but not for substance use in a veteran population. Journal of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 50(1), 292-299.
  2. Randall, A. B., van der Star, A., Pennesi, J. L., Siegel, J. A., & Blashill, A. J. (2023). Gender identity-based disparities in self-injurious thoughts and behaviors among pre-teens in the United States. Suicide & life-threatening behavior, 53(2), 241–249.
  3. Askew, A. J., Randall, A. B., Alvarez, J., Elbe, C. I., Caravelli, N., Gonzales IV, M., van der Star, A., & Blashill, A. J. (2023). Examining the association of structural stigmas with body image-related outcomes among sexual minority individuals. Body Image, 48. Advance online publication.