research activities are grounded in theories of stress and coping,
health behavior, and counseling and development. Our research
primarily focuses on two populations: (1) lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer
individuals and (2) 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
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.