Department of Psychological Science
I am an applied, interdisciplinary social scientist with background and formal training in community psychology, clinical psychology, and business administration. [read more=’Read more’ less=’Read less’] My research focuses on systems-level (organizational and community) improvement, primarily in health and human service organizations. Fostering collective wellness – that is, the health and well-being of individuals and their communities – rests at the heart of my commitment and contributions as a professional. As a faculty member in the Health Psychology Doctoral program, I concentrate on how systems and settings can be improved to promote health as a key aspect of wellness. For example, how can sectors of a community work together to increase access to preventive healthcare? Or, how can a healthcare system change its organizational culture to facilitate healthier employee behaviors? To better understand and advance collective wellness, I engage in evaluation, interdisciplinary approaches, and cross-sector collaborations. With a commitment toward bridging the gap between research and practice, my colleagues and I are continuously working to bring the fruits of our research into the hands of practitioners.
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