SPHN: Graduate Programs Accepting Students
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The advisors below are recruiting masters, PhD, or postdoctoral students to begin the 2020-2021 school year.
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Institution NameType of ProgramType of ProgramAdvisorPrimary InterestsLab/Personal WebsiteDepartment WebsiteShould Students Email Before Applying?Email Address
Brigham Young University Psychology-Social, Psychology-Health, Psychology-NeurosciencePhDJulianne Holt-LunstadSocial Connection and Health Not required, but preferredjulianne_holt-lunstad@byu.edu
Carleton UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-Personality, Psychology-HealthPhDJohn ZelenskiConnecting with nature, well-being, sustainability, cooperation; extraversion, sociability, authenticity, happinesshttps://carleton.ca/happinesslab/https://carleton.ca/psychology/Only if the student has specific questionsjohn_zelenski@carleton.ca
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-Personality, Psychology-HealthPhDVicki Helgesongender, relationships, and healthhttps://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/psychology/gender-relationships-health/www.psy.cmu.eduOnly if the student has specific questionsvh2e@andrew.cmu.edu
Colorado State UniversityHuman Development and Family StudiesPhDGloria LuongEmotion regulation, stress reactivity, and pathways to health; coping with interpersonal stressors; age and cultural differenceshttp://www.heart.chhs.colostate.edu/http://www.hdfs.chhs.colostate.edu/Not required, but preferredgloria.luong@colostate.edu
CUNY Graduate Center & Brooklyn CollegePsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDCheryl CarmichaelMy research examines the effect of close relationship behaviors on relationship quality, emotional well-being, and physiological function. http://bcheartlab.com/http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/faculty/faculty_profile.jsp?faculty=1091Not required, but preferredccarmichael@brooklyn.cuny.edu
East Carolina UniversityPsychology-HealthPhDMatthew C. Whited, PhDDepression and cardiovascular disease. Implementation of depression treatment and health behavior change interventions in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.http://www.ecu.edu/psyc/WhitedM.cfmhttp://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/psyc/Clinical-Health-Psychology-2016.cfmNot required, but preferredwhitedm@ecu.edu
Idaho State UniversityPsychology-General ExperimentalPhDDr. Anna C. McCarreyMy research program examines factors that influence healthy psychological aging and decision-making ability. I also study psychological correlates of, and modifiable factors that promote, cognitive health and quality of life in older adulthood. I use experimental methodologies, psychophysiology and brain imaging to investigate these scientific research streams.http://mccarreylab.weebly.com/https://www.isu.edu/psych/Not required, but preferredmccaann3@isu.edu
Idaho State UniversityPsychology-General ExperimentalPhDTera LetzringMy research focuses on the accuracy of personality judgments about traits, values, affect, and other aspects of personality.http://teraletzring.weebly.com/research.htmlhttp://www.isu.edu/psych/experimentalprogram.shtmlNot required, but preferredletztera@isu.edu
Idaho State UniversityPsychology-General ExperimentalPhDXiaomeng (Mona) XuMy research interests include romantic relationships, behavioral health, and pedagogy. I am interested in both basic and applied work in each of these areas as well as their overlaps. https://xulabisu.weebly.com/https://www.isu.edu/psych/people/faculty/facultyandstaff/xiaomeng-mona-xu-phd.htmlNot required, but preferredxuxiao@isu.edu
Kansas State UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-Personality, Psychology-Health, Psychology-General ExperimentalPhDDr. Laura BrannonAttitude and behavior change with respect to mental and physical health issues: positive psychologywww.k-state.edu/psych/Not required, but preferredlbrannon@ksu.edu
Kent State UniversityPsychology-SocialPhDJennifer TaberI am interested in how people think about risk of disease and other uncertain outcomes and in understanding and promoting engagement in health behaviors related to cancer preventionwww.jennifertaber.comhttps://www.kent.edu/psychology/social-psychologyOnly if the student has specific questionsjtaber1@kent.edu
Kent State UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDJohn UpdegraffHealth behavior, stress, well-beinghttp://www.updegrafflab.orghttps://www.kent.edu/psychologyOnly if the student has specific questionsjupdegr1@kent.edu
Kent State UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDMary HimmelsteinI conduct research on health outcomes related to identity, stress, and coping processes in two main areas: weight stigma and masculinity.https://sites.google.com/view/swaglabhttps://www.kent.edu/psychologyNot required, but preferredmhimmels@kent.edu
Miami UniversityPsychology-SocialPhDAllison FarrellPsychological and biological mechanisms explaining how parent-child and romantic relationships affect health, and whether high quality relationships buffer individuals at risk for poor health (e.g., individuals with low SES, people of color).https://www.allisonkfarrell.com/http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/psychology/index.htmlNot required, but preferredfarrelak@miamioh.edu
Miami University (Ohio)Psychology-SocialPhDJeffrey HungerThe health consequences of stigma and discrimination, broadly defined.JeffreyHunger.comhttp://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/psychology/academics/graduate-studies/social-program/Not required, but preferredhungerjm@miamioh.edu
Michigan State UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-PersonalityPhDDr. William ChopikI am a social-personality psychologist interested in how relationships--and the people in them--change over time. My research focuses on how factors both inside (biological, hormonal) and outside (social roles, geography) of people influence their approach to social relationships. https://sites.google.com/site/bchopik/http://psychology.msu.edu/social/Not required, but preferredchopikwi@msu.edu
National University of SingaporePsychology-SocialPhDMichelle SEEattitudes and persuasionhttp://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/psysyhm/http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/psy/No, email is not necessarypsysyhm@nus.edu.sg
New Mexico State UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-General ExperimentalPhDLaura MadsonSocial psychology, gender, sexuality, scholarship of teaching and learninglauramadson.compsychology.nmsu.eduNot required, but preferredlmadson@nmsu.edu
New Mexico State UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-EngineeringPhDMarlena R. FrauneI study the psychology of human-robot social interaction to enhance human-robot collaboration. In particular, I examine group dynamics within interaction, such as how robots come to be treated as ingroup members, and when human groups are more aggressive toward robots.https://web.nmsu.edu/~mfraune/https://psychology.nmsu.edu/Not required, but preferredmfraune@nmsu.edu
North Carolina State UniversityApplied Social & Community PsychologyPhDElan Hope, PhDResearch interests include critical consciousness, racial discrimination, racial identity, civic engagement, activism, emerging adulthood, adolescence. www.elanhope.compsychology.chass.ncsu.eduOnly if the student has specific questionsehope@ncsu.edu
North Carolina State UniversityPsychology-Social, Community PsychologyPhDJeni BurnetteMy research focuses on how mindsets matter for self-regulation and stigmawww.jeniburnette.comhttps://psychology.chass.ncsu.edu/ASCP/Not required, but preferredjlburne5@ncsu.edu
North Carolina State UniversityPsychology-SocialPhDJeni BurnetteMy research focuses on how mindsets matter for self-regulation and stigma.www.jeniburnette.comhttps://psychology.chass.ncsu.edu/ASCP/Not required, but preferredjlburne5@ncsu.edu
North Carolina State UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDLaura WidmanI am interested in adolescent and young adult sexual health. My current research projects focus on understanding sexual communication between adolescent partners, parents, and friends, and developing technology-based HIV/STD prevention programs.http://www.drlaurawidman.com/http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/lmwidmanNot required, but preferredlmwidman@ncsu.edu
North Carolina State UniversityApplied Social and Community PsychologyPhDVanessa V. VolpeDr. Volpe seeks to understand the ways in which Black individuals and communities actively resist and protect themselves against systems of oppression and preserve their health in the United States. The lab aims to partner with Black and Latinx individuals and communities to amplify their counternarratives of health and resistance, and to bolster their power to sustain, heal, and thrive. @BlackHealthLabhttps://psychology.chass.ncsu.edu/ASCP/Not required, but preferredvvvolpe@ncsu.edu
Oakland UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-PersonalityPhDVirgil Zeigler-HillMy primary research interests are in three interrelated areas: (1) self-esteem, (2) dark personality features (e.g., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism, spitefulness), and (3) interpersonal relationships.http://www.zeigler-hill.com/http://wwwp.oakland.edu/psychology/Not required, but preferredzeiglerh@oakland.edu
Ohio UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDDr. Brett PetersStress, dyadic relationships and data analysis, romantic relationships, psychophysiology, emotions, & emotion regulationhttps://www.ohio.edu/cas/psychology/contact/profiles.cfm?profile=petersbhttps://www.ohio.edu/cas/psychology/grad/index.cfmNot required, but preferredpetersb@ohio.edu
Ohio UniversityPsychology-Health, Psychology-General ExperimentalPhDPeggy ZoccolaDr. Zoccola’s research interests lie in understanding whether and how cognitive and emotional factors may prolong physiological and psychological stress responses and the potential health consequences of this persistent activation.https://www.ohio.edu/cas/psychology/research/clinics_and_labs/psychosociallab.cfmhttps://www.ohio.edu/cas/psychology/Only if the student has specific questionszoccola@ohio.edu
Oklahoma State UniversityPsychology-ClinicalPhDStephanie N. Mullins-SweattOur research focuses on personality and personality pathology, including how these adaptive and maladaptive traits relate to maladaptive behaviors (e.g., substance misuse, nonsuicidal self-injury, binge eating).http://stephaniesweatt.wix.com/okstatepplpsychology.okstate.eduOnly if the student has specific questionsstephanie.sweatt@okstate.edu
Old Dominion UniversityPsychology-Clinical, Psychology-HealthPhDAlan MecaPrimary interest is in understanding identity development across various domains (i.e., ethnic/racial, academic, military, and parental identity) and the links between identity and psychosocial functioning (e.g., well-being, internalizing and externalizing symptoms, etc.), academic motivation, and health risk behaviors (e.g., alcohol use, risk-sex taking behavior, etc.).https://sites.wp.odu.edu/tardis/https://www.odu.edu/psychologyNot required, but preferredameca@odu.edu
Oregon State UniversityPsychology-HealthPhDAurora M. ShermanI study elements of gender socialization in children and adults, including the influence of sexualization on well-being. https://professorsherman.weebly.com/https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-psychological-science/psychology/graduate-psychologyNot required, but preferredaurora.sherman@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State UniversityPsychology-HealthPhDDavid Kerrmarijuana use, legalization, and health risk behaviors; longitudinal studies of substance use riskhttps://tinyurl.com/dcrkerrhttps://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-psychological-science/psychology/graduate-psychology/health-psychology-areaNot required, but preferreddavid.kerr@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State UniversityPsychology-HealthPhDSarah DermodyPrimary areas of research interest include optimizing addiction interventions to address co-occurring substance use and problems and identifying differences in substance use patterns and harms based on gender and sexualityhttps://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-psychological-science/HEALhttps://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/psychology/graduate-psychology/about-our-programOnly if the student has specific questionssarah.dermody@oregonstate.edu
Penn State University, Dept. of Biobehavioral HealthPsychology-Health, Interdisciplinary (Biobehavioral Health)PhDJennifer Graham-EngelandThe impact of stress and coping on physical health, particularly in the domains of mood, pain, aging, and immune function. Prospects for non-pharmacological intervention. http://sites.psu.edu/stresshealth/http://bbh.hhd.psu.edu/graduateNot required, but preferredjeg32@psu.edu
Portland State UniversityPsychology-Social, Applied Social PsychologyPhDCynthia MohrI am interested in psychosocial influences on subjective well-being and physical health and in particular the processes by which positive and negative facets of interpersonal relationships and emotions exert effects on health behavior, particularly alcohol consumption. I draw on daily process methodology and dyadic designs to study stress, coping and resilience among individuals and couples. https://www.pdx.edu/mohr-dyadic-lab/https://www.pdx.edu/psy/Only if the student has specific questionscdmohr@pdx.edu
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & SciencePsychology-Clinical, Psychology-HealthPhDKristin SchneiderNovel interventions to increase physical activity; Use of technology and online social networks to promote health behavior change; Obesity, type 2 diabetes and depressionhttps://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/academics/faculty/kristin-schneider/https://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/academics/college-of-health-professions/degree-programs/psychology-phd/Only if the student has specific questionskristin.schneider@rosalindfranklin.edu
Rowan UniversityPsychology-Clinical, Psychology-Health, Behavioral MedicinePhDDani Arigo, Ph.D.Social influences on health, health behavior, and health behavior change; social comparison processes and health; digital health tools; women's health; physical activity promotion; weight control; body image; eating behaviorhttps://drarigo.wordpress.com/https://csm.rowan.edu/departments/psychology/index.htmlNot required, but preferredarigo@rowan.edu
Rutgers UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDDiana T. Sanchez, PhDOur lab explores stigma (race, sexuality, gender, etc) and health-related processes utilizing experimental, correlational, implicit, and physiological methods. www.sanchezlab.comhttps://psych.rutgers.edu/academics/graduateOnly if the student has specific questionsdisanche@psych.rutgers.edu
Rutgers University, NewarkPsychology-SocialPhDLuis M. RiveraMy research focuses on the implicit social cognitive processes that underlie the expression of stereotyped attitudes and how these processes shape the self-concept, identity, and health of individuals from stigmatized groups.http://risclab.rutgers.edu/newsite/https://sasn.rutgers.edu/academics-admissions/academic-departments/psychologyOnly if the student has specific questionsluis@psychology.rutgers.edu
Rutgers University, NewarkPsychology-SocialPhDSamantha HeintzelmanResearch examining the experience of meaning in everyday life and the function, structure, antecedents, and consequences of this experience. Other work examines intervention strategies for sustainable increases in happiness. https://samanthaheintzelman.com/https://ncas.rutgers.edu/academics-admissions/academic-departments/psychologyNot required, but preferredsamantha.j.heintzelman@gmail.com
Simon Fraser UniversityPsychology-SocialPhDLara AkninMy students and I seek to examine if, when, how, and why human generosity and social connection promote well-being. We also explore a range of factors that promote kindness, ranging from gratitude to perceptions of poverty and inequality. https://helpingandhappinesslab.wordpress.com/https://www.sfu.ca/psychology/about/people/profiles/laknin.htmlNot required, but preferredlaknin@sfu.ca
Stony Brook UniversityPsychology-Social and HealthPhDAnne MoyerPsychosocial issues surrounding cancer, medical decision making, gender and health, research methodology and research synthesis, psychological aspects of research participationhttp://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/psychology/faculty/faculty_bio_pages/amoyer.htmlhttp://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/psychology/No, email is not necessaryanne.moyer@stonybrook.edu
Stony Brook UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-Health, Social and Health PsychologyPhDMarci LobelI am currently involved in studies examining 1) coping and other factors that reduce or exacerbate the impact of prenatal stress on birth outcomes, 2) the impact of unique forms of discrimination experienced by pregnant African American and Latina women, 3) factors that influence health behaviors in pregnant women and other populations, and 4) stress and coping related to infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. I am also involved in some new research on stress and coping among individuals with rare chronic diseases.you.stonybrook.edu/lobellab/http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/psychology/faculty/faculty_bio_pages/mlobel.htmlYes, definitelymarci.lobel@stonybrook.edu
Syracuse UniversityPsychology-SocialPhDBrittany JakubiakMy research interests center on a) understanding how close relationships promote individual well-being and b) identifying behaviors and cognitions in relationships that foster relationship satisfaction and persistence and. One key line of research focuses on the role of affectionate touch to promote relational and individual well-being. Another line of research investigates how close others facilitate adjustment to chronic illness or stress. https://bkjakubi.expressions.syr.edu/http://psychology.syr.edu/Only if the student has specific questionsbkjakubi@syr.edu
Temple UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-NeurosciencePhDJohanna JarchoResearch in the Social Developmental Neuroscience Lab focuses on the neural mechanisms that shape social cognition, or increase risk for and expression of deficits in social competence linked to psychopathology. Behavioral, eye tracking, EEG, and fMRI-based methods are used to achieve these aims.http://www.sdnlaboratory.com/http://www.cla.temple.edu/psychology/Not required, but preferredjohanna.jarcho@temple.edu
Texas Tech UniversityPsychology-SocialPhDZachary HohmanGroup Processes and Intergroup Relations broadly, but more specifically the application of social identity theory to health behavior, risky behavior, and extremist behavior.http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/sith/http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/Not required, but preferredzachary.hohman@ttu.edu
The Ohio State UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-Neuroscience, Behavioral MedicinePhDBaldwin WaySocial Influences on health, particularly the role of the immune system in altering social cognition and social stressors on inflammation.www.baldwinmway.comhttp://faculty.psy.ohio-state.edu/way/Not required, but preferredway.37@osu.edu
UNC CharlottePsychology-HealthPhDJeanette BennettMy research examines how our experiences "get under the skin" via stress and affects our health, physical and mental. Although chronic stress can be detrimental on the body and mind, acute or manageable stress improves our cognitive, emotional, mental and physical functioning. We attempt to understand how acute, healthy stress becomes derailed and toxic as well as investigate innate individual differences that buffer or behavioral interventions that inhibit or reverse the negative effects of chronic stress.https://pages.uncc.edu/swbrl/https://healthpsych.uncc.edu/Not required, but preferredjbenne70@uncc.edu
University at BuffaloPsychology-SocialPhDMark SeeryI study stress and coping, using a range of methodological approaches to investigate the factors that contribute to resilience versus vulnerability to potential stressors. In my current research, I focus on three core topics: (1) when and how high self-esteem serves as a resource versus a vulnerability; (2) how past experience of adverse life events can contribute to developing a propensity for future resilience; and (3) the role of individuals’ relationships with other people and entities (e.g., romantic partners, things that inspire awe) in resilience versus vulnerability.http://ubwp.buffalo.edu/spplab/https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/psychology/faculty/faculty-directory/seery.htmlNot required, but preferredmdseery@buffalo.edu
University at BuffaloPsychology-SocialPhDMichael PoulinMy research focuses on stress and coping, and particularly on the role of social factors, including and especially prosocial behavior, in buffering the effects of stress on health and well-being.https://ubwp.buffalo.edu/scope/http://psychology.buffalo.edu/about-us/faculty/poulin/Not required, but preferredmjpoulin@buffalo.edu
University of AlabamaPsychology-Clinical, Psychology-Health, Behavioral MedicinePhDJenny M. CundiffI research close relationships dynamics and physical health (marriage, parent-child) as well as socioeconomic health disparities (what is it about being lower in social rank that's bad for our health).https://psychology.ua.edu/Only if the student has specific questionsjennycundiff@gmail.com
University of ArizonaPsychology-Social, Psychology-Personality, Psychology-HealthPhDJeff StoneImplicit bias in health care and mechanisms of health behavior changehttps://jeffs.faculty.arizona.edu/https://psychology.arizona.edu/SocialNot required, but preferredjeffs@email.arizona.edu
University of ArizonaPsychology-Social, Psychology-Personality, Psychology-HealthPhDMatthias Mehlsocial interactions & health; ambulatory assessmenthttp://psychology.arizona.edu/users/matthias-mehlYes, definitelymehl@email.arizona.edu
University of British ColumbiaPsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDFrances ChenI am interested in how people establish, negotiate, and sustain social relationships, and how these processes influence both physical and mental health.http://chenlab.psych.ubc.cahttp://psych.ubc.caNo, email is not necessaryfrances.chen@psych.ubc.ca
University of British ColumbiaPsychology-HealthPhDNancy Sin, PhDHow does the ebb and flow of daily life accumulate to shape long-term health and successful aging? Dr. Sin’s research examines biobehavioural pathways (inflammatory, neuroendocrine, health behaviours) linking everyday positive experiences, stress, and emotions to aging-relevant diseases and outcomes. This research is conducted using ecological methods for capturing experiences and stress physiology as they unfold in their natural settings.www.nancysin.nethttp://psych.ubc.ca/Not required, but preferrednsin@psych.ubc.ca
University of California-DavisPsychology-Health, DevelopmentalPhDCamelia HostinarStress, Socioeconomic status, HPA axis, Childhood adversityseslab.ucdavis.eduhttps://psychology.ucdavis.edu/Not required, but preferred
University of California, IrvinePsychology-Health, Public HealthPhDMichael HoytStress & Coping; Cancer Survivorship; Psychological Adjustment; Biobehavioral Mechanismshttps://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=6437Not required, but preferredmahoyt@uci.edu
University of California, IrvinePsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDSarah PressmanWe study how positive emotions and related positive psychosocial traits, states and behaviors protect individuals against stress and improve health.faculty.sites.uci.edu/pressmanlab/psb.soceco.uci.eduOnly if the student has specific questionspressman@uci.edu
University of California, RiversidePsychology-Social, Psychology-Personality, Psychology-HealthPhDMegan RobbinsThe OBSERVE Lab seeks to understand how people’s daily social interactions are related to their health and well-being. We focus on observational assessment as they naturally unfold in the “real world”-- whether in-person or online.http://observelab.ucr.edu/http://psych.ucr.edu/grad/index.htmlNot required, but preferredmegan.robbins@ucr.edu
University of Central FloridaSociologyPhDJackie WoernerThe Social Theory, Relationships, & Interpersonal Violence Exposure (STRIVE) Lab. Dr. Woerner is a social psychologist recruiting sociology graduate students (masters and PhD) - part of UCF's interdisciplinary Violence Against Women research clusterwww.jackiewoerner.comhttps://sciences.ucf.edu/sociology/Not required, but preferredjacqueline.woerner@ucf.edu
University of Colorado BoulderPsychology-SocialPhDEric PedersenBroadly, my research focuses on the proximate and ultimate causes of human social behavior and decision-making. Some of my main interests include how the mind regulates punishment and anger, how gratitude and forgiveness function to build and maintain relationships, and how individual and cultural differences in cooperation arise.https://www.colorado.edu/lab/eschttp://www.colorado.edu/psych-neuro/Not required, but preferrederic.j.pedersen@colorado.edu
University of DenverPsychology-SocialPhDPaige Lloydface & body perception, intergroup relations, social inequality, interpersonal sensitivity (lie detection, pain detection, emotion recognition, smile authenticity)https://www.lloydsocialdetectionlab.com/https://www.du.edu/ahss/psychology/index.htmlNot required, but preferredemilypaigelloyd@gmail.com
University of FloridaPsychology-Health, Public Health, Behavioral MedicinePhDRobert LeemanWe are interested in etiology of addictions and in testing new interventions to ameliorate addictive behaviors. Particular areas of focus include alcohol, difficulties with self-control including impulsivity and the adolescent/young adult populations.http://hhp.ufl.edu/about/faculty-staff/leeman_robert/http://hhp.ufl.edu/about/departments/heb/Not required, but preferredrobert.leeman@ufl.edu
University of GeorgiaPsychology-Health, Psychology-DevelopmentalPhDKatie EhrlichOur lab studies social determinants of health from a developmental perspective. We are particularly interested in early adversity, family relationships, and sources of resilience.http://research.franklin.uga.edu/ugahealthlab/http://www.psychology.uga.edu/directory/people/katie-ehrlichNot required, but preferredkehrlich@uga.edu
University of HoustonPsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDJaye DerrickI am interested in the influence of close relationships (and faux relationships, like parasocial relationships with celebrities or TV characters) on self-regulation, well-being, health, health behaviors, and addictive behaviors; the influence of substance use on close relationship functioning and intimate partner aggression; and daily diary and EMA research methods.http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/about/people/jaye-derrick/http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/Not required, but preferredjlderrick@uh.edu
University of KentuckyPsychology-Social, Psychology-Clinical, Psychology-HealthPhDKate LegerWe study emotional responses to daily stressors and pathways linking daily stressors and physical healthhttps://psychology.as.uky.edu/users/kale244https://psychology.as.uky.edu/psych-grad-programNot required, but preferredkate.leger@uky.edu
University of LouisvillePsychology-ClinicalPhDAmanda M MitchellMy research program examines the link between socioeconomic position and health, informed by models from psychoneuroimmunology and counseling psychology.https://www.amandamitchellphd.com/https://louisville.edu/education/faculty/amanda-mitchellNot required, but preferredAmanda.Mitchell@louisville.edu
University of LouisvillePsychology-ClinicalPhDPatrick PosselWhile evidence clearly demonstrates that depression increases the risk for physical illnesses, including cancer and coronary heart disease, the mechanisms connecting depression and physical health are less clear. My Mind-Body Lab examines the role that vulnerability (e.g., attribution style, dysfunctional attitudes, hopelessness, rumination) and stressors underlying depression (i.e., caregiving, perceived everyday discrimination, subjective socioeconomic status) play.http://louisville.edu/education/faculty/possel/Only if the student has specific questionsPatrick.possel@louisville.edu
University of LouisvillePsychology-ClinicalPhDTamara NewtonInterpersonal stress and trauma, emotion, and healthhttp://louisville.edu/psychology/newton/labhttp://louisville.edu/psychology/No, email is not necessary
University of MainePsychology-SocialPhDMollie A. Rubennonverbal communication, interpersonal accuracy, patient-provider interactions, physical pain expression and assessment https://umaine.edu/psychology/mollie-ruben/https://umaine.edu/psychology/Yes, definitelymollie.ruben@maine.edu
University of ManitobaPsychology-Social, Psychology-PersonalityPhDKatherine StarzykReconciliation; measurement of reconciliation in Canada; framing issues or harms to increase support for government or public action.http://www.katherinestarzyk.com/http://umanitoba.ca/psychology/Yes, definitelykatherine.starzyk@umanitoba.ca
University of MichiganPsychology-SocialPhDAllison EarlWhy do people attend/disengage from health information? What increases behavioral uptake of recommendations advocated by health promoters?http://hailab.psych.lsa.umich.edu/https://lsa.umich.edu/psych/Only if the student has specific questionsanearl@umich.edu
University of MississippiPsychology-Social, Psychology-General ExperimentalPhDJoseph D. WellmanStigmas impact on psychological and physiological wellbeing. Weight Stigma/ Stress/ Cognitive Performance/ LGBT Stigma/ Intersectional Stigmahttps://psychology.olemiss.edu/joseph-d-wellman/Not required, but preferredwellman@olemiss.edu
University of MissouriPsychology-Social, Psychology-PersonalityPhDJamie ArndtOur research has focused on the role of existential motivation, and more recently the use of conceptual metaphors, in health related decisions and behavior.http://psychology.missouri.edu/arndtjhttp://psychology.missouri.edu/Not required, but preferredarndtj@missouri.edu
University of Missouri-St. LouisPsychology-NeurosciencePhDBettina CasadMy research examines consequences of race and gender prejudice and discrimination for mental and physical health. We examine cardiovascular and endocrine markers of stress and health. http://umsl.edu/~casadbj/http://www.umsl.edu/psychology/Not required, but preferredcasadbj@umsl.edu
University of Missouri, ColumbiaPsychology-Social, Psychology-PersonalityPhDJamie Arndtexistential motivation, metaphor, health communication and decision makinghttps://psychology.missouri.edu/people/arndthttps://psychology.missouri.edu/Not required, but preferred
University of Nevada RenoPsychology-Social, Psychology-NeurosciencePhDAmy Hughes LansingI conduct translational research that examines biobehavioral and family processes underlying everyday health behaviors in adolescents. This research aims to elaborate and translate the basic biological, developmental, social, and quantitative science of adolescent health into pragmatic and highly scalable biobehavioral public health interventions.https://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/alansing/https://www.unr.edu/social-psychologyNot required, but preferredALansing@unr.edu
University of North Carolina CharlottePsychology-Clinical, Psychology-Health, Psychology-General ExperimentalPhDErika MontanaroMy primary research goal is to develop innovative and theoretically driven sexual risk reduction prevention interventions for young minority populations. https://pages.uncc.edu/emontana/https://healthpsych.uncc.eduNot required, but preferredemontana@uncc.edu
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPsychology-SocialPhDPaschal SheeranI am keen to supervise students interested in promoting health behavior changehttp://psheeran.web.unc.eduhttp://psychology.unc.eduOnly if the student has specific questionspsheeran@unc.edu
University of North Carolina, CharlottePsychology-HealthPhDAmy CanevelloResearch interests include investigating how and why individuals exhibit self-interested behaviors, while sometimes they care deeply about other people, institutions, organizations, and ideas, and try to nurture them. http://healthpsych.uncc.edu/ Yes, definitelyacanevel@uncc.edu
University of North TexasPsychology-Behavioral Science (formerly Experimental Psychology)PhDCasey Guillot, PhDPrimarily interested in the pathway of influence spanning from personality and cognitive dispositions to emotional states and disturbance and ending in addictive behaviors, including reciprocal relations along that pathway, such as affective states and addictive behaviors having bidirectional influence on each other, and the sometimes circular nature of emotional disorder and addiction.https://psychology.unt.edu/disposition-emotion-addiction-research-dear-laboratoryhttps://psychology.unt.edu/Not required, but preferredCasey.Guillot@unt.edu
University of Oregon, Department of Psychology and Center for Translational NeurosciencePsychology-Social, Psychology-Personality, Psychology-NeurosciencePhDElliot BerkmanThe Social and Affective Neuroscience lab at UO studies goals and behavior change using methods from social-personality psychology and neuroscience. We focus particularly on the neural and behavioral factors that contribute to motivation and executive function in the context of health goals.http://sanlab.uoregon.eduhttp://psychology.uoregon.eduNot required, but preferredberkman@uoregon.edu
University of Southern CaliforniaCommunication (joint Psychology); collaborators in neuroscience, computational modeling, and AI.PhDLynn Carol Miller (through Annenberg)Using games with intelligent agents for assessing and changing behavior (related to personality, communication, risk, decision-making, etc.) over time (these are systematic representatively designed 3D game environments to be used also for neuroscience studies).Not required, but preferredlmiller@usc.edu
University of ToledoPsychology-SocialPhDAndy GeersSocial communication and treatment side effects, placebo effects, affect and emotion, message framing, patient involvement in treatment decision making, determinants of health behaviorhttps://utsocialpsychology.wordpress.com/http://www.utoledo.edu/al/psychology/Not required, but preferredandrew.geers@utoledo.edu
University of ToledoPsychology-General ExperimentalPhDJason RoseThe goal of my research is to understand how people evaluate themselves and their lives through social/self comparisons and future-directed thinking (e.g., optimism). Further, I investigate how these processes impact goal pursuit, health promotion and prevention, decision-making, and emotion regulation.https://utsocialpsychology.wordpress.com/http://www.utoledo.edu/al/psychology/Not required, but preferredjason.rose4@utoledo.edu
University of TorontoPsychology-Social, Psychology-PersonalityPhDEmily ImpettDr. Impett research on topics at the intersection of sexuality, close relationships, and emotions and is committed to the use of rich, ecologically valid methods to understand how giving to a partner—both inside and outside of the bedroom—can enhance the quality of romantic bonds. www.impettrelationshipslab.comhttps://www.psych.utoronto.ca/people/directories/all-faculty?sort_by=ppl_last_name_value&items_per_page=All&fy_uoft_roles_tid%255B%255D=288&fy_uoft_roles_tid%5B%5D=288Only if the student has specific questionsemily.impett@utoronto.ca
University of WashingtonPsychology-SocialPhDCynthia LevineI study how factors related to race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, and other identities shape health outcomes. I am especially interested in how changing social contexts to be more inclusive for people from diverse backgrounds helps to improve health among people from marginalized backgrounds and reduce health disparities.https://depts.washington.edu/cdhlab/https://psych.uw.edu/directory/8520No, email is not necessarycslevine@uw.edu
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology-HealthPhDCaroline CobbMy program of research generally addresses the role of novel and alternative tobacco products (e.g., hookah/waterpipe tobacco, little cigars/cigarillos, and electronic cigarettes) in the incidence of tobacco-related disease and death as well as the broader implications of the availability of these products for policy and public health.http://wp.vcu.edu/cobbco/http://www.psychology.vcu.eduYes, definitelycobbco@vcu.edu
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology-SocialPhDDavid ChesterOur lab group uses psychological and neuroimaging (MRI) methods to investigate the underpinnings of "dark"/antisocial acts, feelings, thoughts, and traits.http://spnlab.vcu.edu/http://www.psychology.vcu.edu/Not required, but preferreddschester@vcu.edu
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-HealthPhDNao HagiwaraMy research focuses on investigating psychological mechanisms underlying the link between discrimination and physical/mental health. http://www.psychology.vcu.edu/people/faculty/hagiwara.htmlhttp://www.psychology.vcu.edu/Only if the student has specific questionsnhagiwara@vcu.edu
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPsychology-HealthPhDPaul PerrinMy research line of “social justice in health” encompasses three interrelated facets: (a) cultural, familial, and international approaches to disability rehabilitation and adjustment, particularly in underserved and minority communities; (b) oppression’s (racism, heterosexism, stigma, etc.) influence on mental and physical health; and (c) social justice approaches to understand and dismantle oppression.http://psychology.vcu.edu/people/faculty/perrin.htmlhttp://psychology.vcu.edu/graduate/health/Only if the student has specific questionspperrin@vcu.edu
Washington State University (Vancouver)Psychology-General ExperimentalPhDRenee MagnanBroadly speaking, I'm interested in the role of affect on health -- decision making (e.g. feelings of risk vs beliefs about risk), responses to health communications, and responses to health behaviors. Current projects focus on a variety of behaviors including those with clear health outcomes (e.g. smoking, physical activity) and those with more ambiguous health outcomes (e.g. e-cig, marijuana).https://labs.wsu.edu/whspr/https://cas.vancouver.wsu.edu/psychologyOnly if the student has specific questionsrenee.magnan@wsu.edu
Washington University in St. LouisPsychology-Social, Psychology-PersonalityPhDJosh JacksonWhat are the mechanisms linking personality traits with health outcomes like mortality and do health events change aspects of your personality. http://pmdlab.wustl.edu/https://psych.wustl.edu/Yes, definitelyj.jackson@wustl.edu
Wayne State UniversityPsychology-Social, Psychology-Health, Public Health, Behavioral MedicinePhDSamuele ZilioliIn my lab we are interested in shedding light on the biopsychological mechanisms by which social status differences and related stressors affect health and behavior. In order to achieve this goal we work with individuals of various ages and conduct both laboratory experiments and correlational field studies.http://samzilioli.wixsite.com/mysitehttp://clas.wayne.edu/fv0808Yes, definitelysam.zilioli@gmail.com
Wayne State UniversityPsychology-SocialPhDTim BoggPersonality, motivation, and health-related behaviors; personality-informed interventions for improved health status.http://clas.wayne.edu/tbogghttp://clas.wayne.edu/Psychology/Only if the student has specific questionstbogg@wayne.edu
West Virginia UniversityPsychology-Clinical, Psychology-Neuroscience, Psychology-DevelopmentalPhDNatalie ShookThe goal of my research is to understand the fundamental processes underlying attitude formation and change, as well as how attitudes guide behavior. To do this, I examine attitudes across a variety of domains from emotional disorders to political ideology to prejudicial attitudes, and use a variety of methodologies. http://community.wvu.edu/~njshook/index.htmhttp://psychology.wvu.edu/Not required, but preferrednjshook@mail.wvu.edu
West Virginia UniversityPsychology: DevelopmentalPhDNicholas TurianoMy interests center on personality-health associations across the full lifespan with particular emphasis on identifying mechanisms connecting certain traits to poor health outcomes. Secondary interests include the lasting effects of childhood adversity on life-long development (especially during the transition to college), resilience, and health disparities. https://psychology.wvu.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty-directory/nicholas-turianohttps://psychology.wvu.edu/students/current-graduate-studentsYes, definitelynaturiano@mail.wvu.edu