Department of Psychological Science
I am an experimental health psychologist who focuses on understanding the biopsychosociological antecedents of stress-related chronic disease. [read more=’Read more’ less=’Read less’] My research seeks to understand the physiological mechanisms that cause chronic diseases and how individual differences in emotion regulation ability and implementation of stress management interventions can holistically improve health and well-being. Currently, my lab, StressWAVES BRL, examines the relationships among emotional stressors, caffeine administration, and physiological markers such as heart rate variability and systemic inflammation. In addition, I developed and manage the Department of Psychological Science’s Biobehavioral Core (BBC) Lab that consists of a 500 ft2 BSL-2 wet lab, 2 data collection rooms designed for BSL-2 data collection, and office space.
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