Minority Stress, Substance Use, and Pre-Clinical Cardiovascular Risk Among Sexual Minority Men: Understanding the Protective Features of Social Support
Funded by: NYU University Challenge Grant
Project dates: June 2018 - November 2019
Principal Investigator: Cook, Stephanie

This study examined how prolonged exposure to stress, substance use, and social support influence signs of pre-clinical cardiovascular disease among young sexual minority men. Specifically, this study sought to delineate how features of close relationships may protect against the cumulative effects of stress throughout the life course on cardiovascular disease risk. The goal of this study is to inform the development of social support interventions that reduce cardiovascular disease risk among young sexual minority men.