Project SHARe: Stress, Health and Relationships

Project SHARe Project SHARe a five-year, mixed-method research project funded by the National Institutes of Health. Project SHARe is devoted to building better understandings of how minority stress affects relational functioning and mental health among same-sex couples.

Results from the overall project findings will be used to develop interventions and educational programs promoting stronger relationships and improved well-being for sexual minorities. 

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The Team


Lead Faculty: Allen J. LeBlanc, PhD, Principal Investigator  

Affiliated Project Staff:

  • Kayla Bowen, Research Associate
  • Jay Lykens, Graduate Student Research Assistant

External Team


David M. Frost, Columbia University

Brian de Vries, SF State

Colleen Hoff, SF State

Rob Stephenson, Emory University

Patrick S. Sullivan, Emory University

Affliated Project Staff at Emory University:

  • Cory Woodyatt, Project Coordinator
  • Darcy White,  Research Interviewer


National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dates: 5/29/2012-2/28/2017