PCH Faculty Member Dave Huebner Publishes on Cardiovascular and Cortisol Responses to Experimentally-Induced Minority Stress

Associate Professor David Huebner and colleagues publish in Health Psychology on cardiovascular and cortisol responses to experimentally-induced minority stress. As Huebner notes in the GWToday press release, the study provides strong evidence that when LGB people experience anti-gay prejudice, their bodies respond with increases in heart rate, blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol. Repeated responses can contribute to cardiovascular disease and other illnesses that develop over time. To read more, please see the article in Healthline.