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I received my PhD in social psychology and intradisciplinary health from the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in May 2016. I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and I am currently an Assistant Professor in Psych Science at Kent State University.

My research program is situated at the intersection of health and social psychology. I seek to understand how biopsychosocial mechanisms influence health and disease processes in two distinct areas: weight stigma and masculinity. Using a variety of methodological (e.g., physiological, behavioral, self-report) and statistical techniques, my work examines how identity related factors (e.g., weight, race, gender, sexuality) interact with physiological stress and coping processes to increase risk for or exacerbate cardiometabolic disease.

Most of my publications can be downloaded from my CV page or from the Rudd Center publications database.

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