Making the Connection

Project Goals

This project uses a convergent mixed methods approach to identify significant aspects of social networks associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) self-management among Black/African American men by recruiting a nationally representative sample of 1,200 Black/African American males with T2D using Qualtrics research panels and a cohort of 65 Black/African American males from the national sample will be asked to participate in longitudinal qualitative interviewing regarding their social networks with two follow-ups at six months and one year. The results of this proposed study are expected to have a significant positive impact by providing tangible social intervention points that can be used to design effective interventions focusing on the relationship between social support networks and T2D management among Black/African American males.


This project was supported by National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities R21 (R21MD019048).

Tyler Prochnow
Tyler Prochnow
Assistant Professor of Health Behavior

My research interests include social network analysis and health behavior.