223 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701
My research integrates psychological and biological levels of analysis by applying social and emotional theories to the context of stress and health. Specifically, I focus on how cognitive processes such as rumination may influence physiological stress responses and sleep—two major health-relevant processes associated with morbidity and well-being. My work also aims to identify individual- and situation-level characteristics that may promote or prevent perseverative cognition (e.g., worry or rumination) and prolong physiological responses. For example, are some individuals predisposed to ruminate in response to stressors? Are certain types of stressors more likely to elicit rumination?
BA, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania (2002)
- Inflammatory Responses to Acute Psychological Stress and Rumination. Ohio University Research Committee Grant. 2011-2012. PI. ($7,985)
- Psychology of Health & Illness
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)
- Social Endocrinology
I will be accepting graduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. For information about the Ph.D. Program in Experimental Psychology, click here.