My research focuses on how stress and individual differences influence health, both emotional and physical.
I developed and direct the StressWAVES Biobehavioral Research Lab — currently located in 4117/4105/4080 Colvard as part of the Biobehavioral Core (BBC) Lab.
In the StressWAVES lab, we can examine the activity of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, immune system, and metabolism. Therefore, we investigate communication among these systems and how their function can be influenced by psychological (e.g., appraisal, depression), biological (e.g., sex, drug use, age), and psychosocial (e.g., socioeconomic status, social support, culture) factors.
For most updated research projects, please visit my lab website.