Our lab is dedicated to examining interactions among the mind, body, and environment as they pertain to health and health-related outcomes.
Our primary focus is on how stress affects health. We apply social psychological methods to help us determine who is most susceptible to the effects of stress on health and how these effects can be attenuated. We consider how stress affects the functioning of the central, autonomic, neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems to better understand how stress impacts health. We have particular interests in how people react to stressful situations and the effects of stress on pregnancy.