I work to develop deeper understandings of how social stressors diminish people's health and well-being, as well as of how social and psychological factors help us endure and manage stressful life experience.
Allen LeBlanc's work expands theories on the connections between stress and health. He concurrently studies multiple domains of stress, such as role- and identity-based stressors. He also assesses the relational contexts of stress experience by focusing on the ways in which stress is shared in intimate relationships. With his team, he also examines stress and resilience as people move through critical developmental trajectories. A central drive of his work is on minority stressors and the means by which they could contribute to health inequities.
(see also: https://chss.sfsu.edu/news-announce/same-sex-couples-experience-unique-…)
2018 LeBlanc, Allen J., David M. Frost, and Kayla Bowen. "Legal Marriage, Unequal Recognition, and Mental Health among Same-Sex Couples." Journal of Marriage and Family. 80:397-408, DOI:1111/jomf.12460.
2017 Frost, David M., Allen J. LeBlanc, Brian de Vries, Eli Alston-Stepnitz, Rob Stephenson, and Cory R. Woodyatt. "Couple-Level Minority Stress: An Examination of Same-Sex Couples’ Unique Experiences." Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 58:455-472.
2015 LeBlanc, Allen J., David M. Frost, and Richard G. Wight. “Minority Stress, Stress Proliferation, and Mental Health among Same-Sex and Other Marginalized Couples.” Journal of Marriage and Family. 77:40-59. DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12160.