Category Archives: Social Networks

“Black men loving Black men is the revolutionary act”1: Racial sexual exclusivity as both an effect and a protection against discrimination for Black sexual minority men

Often in public health, sexual relationships between Black gay, bisexual, and other sexual minority men (SMM) are framed as sources of risk and disease, especially in terms of HIV transmission. However, Black queer activists have long known that cultivating loving … Continue reading

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Stigma and the Etiology of Depression among the Obese

Current Social Epidemiology Cluster doctoral student Steve Mooney and former Cluster faculty member Abdulrahman El-Sayed recently published a paper in Social Science & Medicine showing that a weight-stigma mechanism could explain the finding that depression among the obese is more … Continue reading

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Hey Mr. Sandman: dyadic effects of anxiety, depressive symptoms and sleep among married couples

Rundle and colleagues have been developing a series of projects studying how health and health behaviors are transmitted between members of married and domestic partnered couples.  The first in a series of papers on this topic, “Hey Mr. Sandman: dyadic … Continue reading

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