core's research activities are grounded in theories of stress and coping, health behavior, and counselling and development. Our research primarily focuses on two populations: lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals and people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Our goal is to explore the ways in which these two groups' unique strengths and stressors interact with coping strategies to influence well-being.
core strives to provide students with expert training in the conduct and dissemination of research.
Undergraduate and graduate students with interest in coping and resilience, especially coping and resilience among our populations of interest, are welcome, regardless of discipline. Indeed, multidisciplinary research is one of core's primary values.
Because our research is applied in nature, and because psychological and social scientific findings have much to contribute to everyday life, core seeks to support community and public policy decisions.
As such, dissemination and translation of research findings to both scientific and community venues is a top priority.