Myeshia Price, Ph.D. Title: Director Of Research Science Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, California State University Location: Los Angeles, California Expertise: LGBTQIA+ youth mental health, adolescent public health research, developmental psychology Myeshia Price (she/they) is the Director of Research Scientist at The Trevor Project. Dr. Price has more than fifteen years of experience in research that includes the developmental understandings of adolescent gender and sexuality and reducing LGBTQ youth mental health disparities, with a particular focus on the role of protective factors, all from an intersectional perspective. After completing their Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with research focusing on predicting early sexual behaviors during adolescence, they were an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Old Westbury prior to taking a postdoctoral research associate position at the Center for Innovative Public Health Research (CiPHR). To me, family means people who are there for you no matter what and would drop whatever they're doing to show up when you truly need them. They are the people who you can be your full and wonder self around without fear of judgment or retribution. This can sometimes mean that family is not related to you, and people who are related to you are not family. But at the end of the day, your family are your people. Education Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA in Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.