Masculinity and Health Research

Dr. Lease

Research Team Faculty Director: Suzanne Lease

Research Team Description: We examine the many ways that gender role norms – especially masculinity – affect aspects of health, health promotion/risk behaviors, and interpersonal interactions.

Current Research Team Members:
Ali Fuss
Whitney Shuman
Jennifer Yeoward
Parker Rhomberg


Current Projects:

  1. Examining nurses' perceptions of patients with chronic pain and if they differ when the patient violates gender norms.
  2. Examining the relationships between gratitude, self-efficacy, and outcome expectations for physical exercise among physical therapy patients. 

Select Publications:

Lease, S. H., Montes, S. H., Badgett, L. R., Sawyer, R. J., Fleming, K. M., Hampton, A. B., Ovrebo, E., ... Boyraz, G. (2013). A cross-cultural exploration of masculinity and relationships in men from Turkey, Norway, and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 84-105. Doi: 10.1177/0022022111432293

Lease, S. H., Hampton, A. B., Fleming, K. M., Baggett, L. R., Montes, S. H., & Sawyer, R. J. (2010). Masculinity and interpersonal competencies: Contrasting White and African American men. Journal of Men and Masculinity, 11, 195-207.

Select Conference Presentations:

Fishel, A. C., Lease, S. H., Lightsey, O. R., Suedmeyer, E. S., & Adams, B. (August, 2016). A new tool for the toolbox: Gratitude interventions with physical therapy patients. Poster presented at the SCP/CCPTP-sponsored poster session. American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Lease, S. H., & Brett, B. L., & Miro, D. Z. (August, 2015). Clustering masculinity, physique anxiety, and self-esteem: Gay/bisexual and heterosexual men. Poster presented at American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Lease, S. H., *Miro, D. Z., *Brett, B. L., *Ingram, C. L., & *Jehu, C. M. (August, 2014). Cluster analyzing masculinity, physique anxiety, and self-esteem: Relation to health behaviors. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, D.C.