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What I Do
As a social health psychologist, my overarching goal is to understand how stress accumulates across our lifespans to impact our health.
To advance this area of research, I take a psychoneuroimmunological perspective to investigate the biological mechanisms through which chronic activation of the stress-response system (e.g., bereavement, caregiving) can dysregulate the immune, autonomic, and endocrine systems to future physical or psychological stress.
Areas of Interest: Psychoneuroimmunology, Close Relationships and Health, Lifespan Development, Affective Science, Women's Health, Stress Interventions
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