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.