Ariella Tabaac


Doctoral Student
Health Program


I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg in 2012 and a master’s degree in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. My research interests involve cancer prevention, sexual health care utilization, LGBTQIA+ health-related policy and health information access in sexual and gender minority communities. My long-term goal is to inform cancer and sexual health policies and trainings in order to improve health equity for those in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Select Publication

Tabaac, A. R., Sutter, M. E., Wall, C. S. J., & Baker, K. (in press). Gender identity disparities in cancer screening. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Courses Taught

  • Psychology of Women, undergraduate level
  • Experimental Methods in Psychology, undergraduate level


  • 2017, Psychology Graduate Student LGBTQ Ally Award, VCU Department of Psychology
  • 2016, Evelyn E. Gunst Scholarship for Outstanding Master’s Candidate, VCU Department of Psychology