Mary S. Himmelstein

Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

Institution:       UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Position:            Postdoctoral Fellow

Mentor:             Rebecca M. Puhl


EDUCATION

Institution:       Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Degree:             Ph.D., May 2016

Major:               Social Psychology / Intradisciplinary Health Psychology 

Advisor:           Diana T. Sanchez

Dissertation Title: Breaking Down Barriers: Re-conceptualizing Social Pain to Shift Attitudes Toward Professional Help-seeking in Men


Institution:        Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Degree:              M.S., May 2014

Major:                Social Psychology / Intradisciplinary Health Psychology

Advisor:             Diana T. Sanchez 

Thesis Title: Masculinity, gender stereotypes and doctor preference.


Institution:          St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY

Degree:                M.A., October 2009

Major:                  General & Experimental Psychology

Thesis Title: Sex, gender identity, and aggression in self-report, peer-report and an online task: Does gender identity predict aggressiveness?

 

Institution:      La Salle University

Degree:             B.A., summa cum laude, May 2006

Major:               Psychology (3.86) and Art History (4.0)

Thesis Title:    Psychology, Eating behaviors in the female college population.

Thesis Title:    Art History, Understanding children’s drawings.


EXTERNAL FUNDING

2016, funded          Grant-in-Aid. Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues. ($2,000)

                         Weight-stigma at the intersections of race and gender; Role PI


2016, semi-finalist  Q & pAy Grant Competition Society for Personality and Social Psychology

                         Weight-stigma at the intersections of race and gender; Role PI


2014, funded          Grant-in-Aid. Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues. ($1,000)

                         Acceptable Harm: Is Benevolent Sexism Stressful?; Role PI


INTERNAL FUNDING

2017, funded                   Scholarship Facilitation Fund, University of Connecticut ($2,000)

                          Intersectionality in weight stigma; Role Co-PI with Rebecca M. Puhl


2016, funded                   National Postdoc Appreciation Week, University of Connecticut ($2,000)

                          Award for Best Datablitz: A comparative analysis of weight stigma in 

                          SES matched men and women; Role PI


2014, funded                   Matched Research Grant. Psychology Department, Rutgers University ($1,000)

                          Acceptable harm: is benevolent sexism stressful?; Role PI


2005, funded                  Honors Research Grant. La Salle University ($500)

                          Eating behaviors in the female college population; Role PI


AWARDS AND HONORS

2017                                   Top abstract in Research in Diverse Populations Section, The Obesity Society


2016                                   Social Psychology Research Excellence Award, Psychology Department, Rutgers University

                           Travel Award, Graduate School, New Brunswick, Rutgers University

                           Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Graduate School, New Brunswick, Rutgers University


2015                                   Social Psychology Research Excellence Award, Psychology Department, Rutgers University

                           Teaching Excellence Award, Psychology Department, Rutgers University 

                             Travel Award, Graduate School, New Brunswick, Rutgers University

                           Graduate Student Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology


2014                                   Travel Award, Social Area, Psychology Department, Rutgers University

                           Travel Award, Psychology Department, Rutgers University

                           Departmental Service Award. Psychology Department, Rutgers University


2012                                   Travel Award, Graduate School, New Brunswick, Rutgers University

                           Teaching Assistantship (2012-2016), Psychology Department, Rutgers University


2011                                   Excellence Fellowship, Psychology Department, Rutgers University 


2004-2006                       Lillian Beresneck Miller Memorial Scholarship for Art History, La Salle University


2002                                 Dottie Bell Memorial Scholarship

                          Prince William Public Library Volunteer Scholarship


PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS  

*Denotes Shared First Authorship

+Denotes student or former student mentee

17. Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M. & Quinn, D. M. (in press, 2017).  Weight Stigma and Health: The Mediating Role of Coping Responses. Health Psychology. doi 10.1037/hea0000575  (IF=3.611)

16. Puhl, R. M. & Himmelstein, M. S., & Quinn, D. M. (in press, 2017). Internalizing weight stigma: Prevalence and sociodemographic considerations in u.s. adults. Obesity. doi 10.1002/oby.22029.(IF=3.614)

15. Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M. & Quinn, D. (2017). Intersectionality: An Understudied Framework for Addressing Weight Stigma. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 53, 421-431. doi  10.1016/j.amepre.2017.04.003. (IF=4.527)

14. Kramer, B. L., Himmelstein, M. S., & Springer, K. W. (2017, in press). Getting to the Heart of Masculinity Stressors: Masculinity Threats Induce Pronounced Vagal Withdrawal during a Speaking Task. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. doi:10.1007/s12160-017-9907-z. (IF=4.200)

13. Puhl, R. M., Himmelstein, M. S., Armstrong, S. C., Kingsford, E. (2017). Adolescent preferences and reactions to language about body weightInternational Journal of Obesity, 41, 1062-1065doi: 10.1038/ijo.2017.55 (IF=5.337)

12. Puhl, R. M., Himmelstein, M. S., Gorin, A. A., & Suh, Y. J. (2017). Missing the Target: Including Perspectives of Individuals with Obesity to Inform Stigma-reduction Strategies.  Obesity Science & Practice, 3, 25-35. doi 10.1002/osp4.101  (Does not yet have an IF)

11. Himmelstein, M. S., & Sanchez, D. T. (2016a). Masculinity in the doctor's office: Masculinity, gendered doctor preference and doctor–patient communicationPreventive Medicine, 84, 34-40. doi 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.12.008. (IF=3.086)

10. Himmelstein, M. S. & Sanchez, D. T. (2016b). Masculinity impediments: Internalized masculinity contributes to healthcare avoidance in men and womenJournal of Health Psychology, 7, 1283-1292. doi 10.1177/0123456789123456.  (IF=1.882)

9. Sanchez, D. T., Himmelstein, M. S., Young, D. Y., Albuja, A., & Garcia, J. A. (2016).  Confronting as autonomy promotion: Speaking up against discrimination and psychological well-being in racial minoritiesJournal of Health Psychology, 21, 1999-2007. doi 10.1177/1359105315569619. (IF=1.882)

8. Himmelstein, M. S., Incollingo Belsky, A. C.+ & Tomiyama, A. J. (2015).  The weight of stigma: The effects of BMI and perceived body weight on cortisol reactivity to experiencing weight stigma.. Obesity, 23, 368-374. doi 10.1002/oby.20959. (IF=3.614)

7. Himmelstein, M. S., Tomiyama, A. J. (2015). It’s not you, it’s me: Self-perceptions, antifat attitudes and stereotyping of obese individuals  Social Psychological & Personality Science, 6, 749-757. doi 10.1177/1948550615585831. (IF= 2.325)

6. Himmelstein, M. S.*, Young, D. M.*, Sanchez, D. T., & Jackson, J. (2015). Vigilance in the discrimination-stress model for black americans. Psychology & Health, 30, 253-267. doi. 10.1080/08870446.2014.966104. (IF=2.225)

5 Kroeper, K. M. +, Sanchez, D. T. & Himmelstein, M. S. (2014). Heterosexual men's confrontation of sexual prejudice: The role of precarious manhood. Sex Roles, 70, 1-13. doi 10.1007/s11199-013-0306-z. (IF=1.954)

4 Himmelstein, M. S., Miron-Shatz, T., Hanoch, Y., & Gummerum, M. (2011). Over the counter cough and cold medicines for children: A comparison of UK and US parents’ parental usage, perception and trust in government health organization. Health, Risk & Society, 13, 451-468. doi 10.1080/13698575.2011.596189. (IF=1.397)

3. Hanoch, Y., Gummerum, M., Miron-Shatz, T., Himmelstein, M. S. (2010). Parents decision following the food and drug administration recommendation: The case of the over the counter cough and cold medicationChild: Care, Health, and Development, 36, 795-804. doi 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01075.x. (IF=1.201)

2. Hanoch, Y., Miron-Shatz, T., Cole, H., Federman, A., & Himmelstein, M. S. (2010). Choice, numeracy, and physicians-in-training performance: The case of medicare part d. Health Psychology, 29, 454-459. doi 10.1037/a0019881. (IF=3.611)

1. Hanoch, Y., Miron-Shatz, T., & Himmelstein, M. S. (2010). Genetic testing and risk interpretation: How do women understand lifetime risk result. Judgment and Decision Making, 5, 116-123.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Puhl, R. M. & Himmelstein, M. S. (2017, in press). Policy initiatives to promote positive embodiment and reduce weight stigma. In T. Tylka & N. Pirarn (eds). Handbook of positive body image and embodiment. Oxford University Press.


MANUSCRIPTS IN REVISION

*Denotes Co-First Author

1. Himmelstein, M. S. Puhl, R. M. & Quinn, D. M. (2017). Weight stigma in men:  When, what and by whom? Manuscript in revision.


MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

*Denotes Co-First Author

1. Bronson, C.*,Himmelstein, M. S.*, Sanchez, D. T., & Ryan, L. (2017). It's all for sport: Masculinity exacerbates sports-related injury and inhibits injury reporting in Division I male athletes. Manuscript submitted for publication

2. Himmelstein, M. S., Kramer, B. L., & Springer, K. W. (2017). Stress in strong convictions: Masculinity beliefs moderate cortisol reactivity to masculinity threat Manuscript submitted for publication.

3. Himmelstein, M. S.,  Puhl, R. M. & Quinn, D. M. (2017b). Overlooked and understudied: Weight stigma and health consequences in men. Manuscript submitted for publication.

4.  Puhl, R. M. & Himmelstein, M. S.(2017). Adolescent Preferences for Weight Terminology Used by Health Care Providers. Manuscript submitted for publication.


MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS (Abstracts available upon request)

+Denotes student or former student mentee

1. Himmelstein, M. S. & Puhl, R. M. (2017). Weight stigma as a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease among Black, Hispanic, & White men and women. Manuscript in Preparation.

2. Himmelstein, M. S., Sanchez, D. T., & Stavrakis, E.+ (2017). Coping style mediates the relationship between weight labeling in adolescence and obesity in young adulthoodManuscript in Preparation. 


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS & CONFERENCE TALKS (neé: Mary S. Tramel)

Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M.  (2017, October). Meet Me at the Crossroads: Weight Stigma at the  Intersections of Race and Gender. Paper presented at the 2017  Research in Diverse Populations Section meeting at the Obesity Week Convention in Washington, DC.

Himmelstein, M. S. (2017, September). Weight stigma in a healthcare context: Implications for clinical practice. Invited presentation to the Yale School of Nursing, West Haven, CT. 

Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M. (2017, May). Weight Stigma and Health: The Mediating Role of Coping In Mary Himmelstein (chair)Weighty Matters: The Heavy Impact of Weight Stigma on Health and Weight-Related Outcomes. Paper presented at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston, Massachusetts.

Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M. (2017, March). Meet me at the crossroads: Weight-stigma at the intersections of race and gender. In Emily Panza (chair). Stigma as a pathway to obesity and negative health outcomes in underserved populations. Paper presented at the 2017 meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine in San Diego, California.

Himmelstein, M. S. (2016, October). Weighty burdens: Stigma-reduction strategies and self-perception in weight bias research. Social Psychology Brown Bag. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. 

Himmelstein, M. S. & Puhl, R. M. (2016, September)A Comparative Analysis of Weight Stigma in SES Matched Men and Women.  National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2nd Annual Postdoc Datablitz Competition at UConn. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT. 

Himmelstein, M. S. & Sanchez, D. T. (2016, February). Masculinity exacerbates sports-related injury and inhibits injury.   Paper accepted at the Social, Personality Health Network preconference at the 2016 SPSP Annual Convention in San Diego, California. 

Kramer, B. K., Springer, K. W. & Himmelstein, M. S. (2015, August). Unpacking the black box: Using psychophysiology to better understand masculinities and health. Paper presented at the 2015 meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago Illinois. 

Himmelstein, M. S., Tomiyama, A. J. & Sanchez, D. T. (2015, March) Jumping on the stigma bandwagon:  The importance of bystander action in the perpetuation of weight stigma. In Jamie Dunaev (Chair). Weight bias reduction: Strategies and interventions. Paper presented at the 2015 meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. 

Himmelstein, M. S., Incollingo Belsky, A. C., & Tomiyama, A. J. (2015, February). The effect of weight stigma on hpa reactivity: The importance of self-perceived weight.   Paper presented at the Social, Personality Health Network preconference at the 2015 SPSP Annual Convention in Long Beach, California. 

Himmelstein, M. S. (2014, November). Masculine confines: The role of masculinity in healthcare avoidance, gendered doctor preference and symptom reporting.   Paper presented Social-Health Area Colloquium, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 

Himmelstein, M. S. & Sanchez, D. T. (2014, February). Hidden costs of masculinity: Doctor preference and symptom reporting.  Paper presented at the Social, Personality Health Network preconference at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Sanchez, D. T., Himmelstein, M. S., & Garcia, J. A. (2012, June). Confronting as coping. An autonomy perspective on confronting discrimination.  Paper presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for the Psychology Study of Social Issues, Charlotte, NC.

Tramel, M. S., Field, E., Collins, L.H. (2006, August). What they need to know in a nutshell: Educating colleagues, research assistants, and students about online data collection issues. In Lynn Collins (Chair) Online clinical research-advantages, challenges, and ethical issues. Symposium conducted at the 114th meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA. 


POSTER PRESENTATIONS (Née Mary S. Tramel) 

+Denotes undergraduate mentee 

Himmelstien, M. S. (2018, April) At the Heart of Chronic Disease: Weight-Stigma Increases Risk for Cardiometabolic Diseases. Poster accepted at the 2018 Annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine in New Orleans, LA. 

Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M. (2018, March). Overlooked and Understudied: Weight Stigma Predicts Poor Health in Men. Poster to be presented at the 2017 SPSP Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA

Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M. (2017, October). Overlooked and Understudied: Weight Stigma Predicts Poor Health in Men. Poster presented at the 2017 Obesity Week Convention in Washington, DC.

Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M. (2017, October). Getting by With Coping: Coping Strategies Mediate the Weight Stigma-Health Relationship. Poster presented at the 2017 Obesity Week Convention in Washington, DC.

Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M.  (2017, October). Meet Me at the Crossroads: Weight Stigma at the  Intersections of Race and Gender. Poster presented at the 2017 Obesity Week Convention in Washington, DC.

Himmelstein, M. S. & Sanchez, D. T. (2017, January). It’s All for Sport: Masculinity Exacerbates Sports-Related Injury and Inhibits Injury among Male but Not Female Division I Athletes. Poster presented at 2017 SPSP Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. 

Addo, N. +, Alfonso, J. +, Jamalkhani, N. +, Kramer, B. L., Himmelstein, M. S., & Springer, K. W. (2015, April). The effect of perceived masculinity threats on heart rate: An experimental study.  Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium for the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates, Rutgers University.

Amato, K. +, DiFiore, D. +, Kramer, B. L., Himmelstein, M. S., & Springer, K. W. (2015, April).  The effect of masculinity threats on decision making. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium for the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates, Rutgers University.

Cabeza-Pimentel, A. +, Kadiyala, B. +, Himmelstein, M. S., Kramer, B. L., & Springer, K. W. (2015, April) Baseline task effectivity according to self-reported stress reports.  Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium for the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates, Rutgers University.

Lebidine, K. +, Himmelstein, M. S., Kramer, B. L., & Springer, K. W. (2015, April). Stress responses to masculinity threat.  Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium for the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates, Rutgers University. 

Springer, K. W., Kramer, B. K., Himmelstein, M. S. (2015, April) Identifying the physiological mechanisms underlying masculinity threats.  Poster presented at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University. 

Stavrakis, E. +, Himmelstein, M. S., & Sanchez, D. T. (2015, April). Coping style as a moderator of the stigma-weight relationship.  Poster presented at the Psychology Honors Poster Session, Rutgers University. 

Himmelstein, M. S., Incollingo Belsky, A. C. +, & Tomiyama, A. J. (2015, March). The effect of weight stigma on hpa reactivity: The importance of self-perceived weight.  Poster presented at the 73rd annual scientific meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.  Savannah, Georgia. 

Himmelstein, M. S. & Sanchez, D. T. (2015, February). He chose poorly: The influence of masculinity on male physician preference and symptom underreporting. Poster presented at 2015 SPSP Annual Convention in Long Beach, California. 

Kroeper, K.M., Sanchez, D.T., & Himmelstein, M.S., (2015, February). Confronters as crusaders: Perpetrator status moderates perceptions of non-target confronters of sexual minority prejudice. Poster presented at the SPSP Annual Convention, Long Beach, CA.

Kroeper, K.M., Sanchez, D.T., & Himmelstein, M. S. (2014, June). Meta-perceptions of confronters: "Won't confronting prejudice make me look bad?" Poster presented at the SPSSI Biennial Conference, Portland, OR.

Callahan, L. C. +, Incollingo Belsky, A. C. +, Himmelstein, M. S., & Tomiyama, A. J. (2014, May). Weighing heavily on your mind: Weight stigma causes psychological stress. Poster presented at Obesity Stigma: Psychological, Social, and Medical Causes and Consequences, Los Angeles, CA. 

Himmelstein, M. S., & Sanchez, D. T. (2014, May) Hidden health costs of masculinity: Gender stereotypes, doctor preferences and symptom disclosure. Poster presented at the 26th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Himmelstein, M. S. & Tomiyama, A. J. (2014, February).  Allergic to fat: Precursors to antifat attitudes, stereotyping and stigmatization of the  obese.  Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Tomiyama, A. J., Incollingo Belsky, A. C. +, Himmelstein, M. S., Mann, T. (2014, February). Diminish the self, expand the waist: how efforts to change overeating through stigma backfire. Poster presented at The 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Himmelstein, M. S., & Tomiyama, A. J. (2013, November). A picture is worth a thousand perceptions: Stereotype content of obese individuals. Poster presented at The Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Obesity Week 2013, Atlanta, GA.

Himmelstein, M. S., & Sanchez, D. T. (2013, January) Traditional gender role attitudes may undermine men’s health . Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA. 

Himmelstein, M. S., & Sanchez, D. T. (2012, September) Traditional gender role attitudes may undermine men’s health . Poster presented at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Fall Poster Session, New Brunswick, NJ. 

Himmelstein, M. S., & Sanchez, D. T. (2012, June) Traditional gender role attitudes may undermine men’s Health. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for the Psychology Study of Social Issues, Charlotte, NC.

Kroeper, K. +, Sanchez, D. T., & Himmelstein, M. S. (2012, June). The role of precarious manhood in confrontations of sexual prejudice. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for the Psychology Study of Social Issues, Charlotte, NC.

Kroeper, K. +, Sanchez, D. T., & Himmelstein, M. S. (2013, May). “He’ll think I’m gay!” Masculinity-related barriers preventing confrontation of sexual prejudice.  Poster presented at the 25th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Miron-Shatz, T., Hanoch, Y., & Himmelstein, M. S. (2009, June). Understanding of pregnancy-related risk. Poster presented at the 5th International Shared Decision Making Conference, Boston, MA. 

Collins, L. H., & Tramel, M. S. (2006, August). Does socialization contribute to sex differences in patterns of psychopathology? Poster presented at the 114th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA 

Tramel, M. S. (2006, April). Eating behaviors in the female college population. Poster presented at La Salle University Research Poster Day, Philadelphia, PA. 


AD HOC REVIEWER

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Clinical Obesity Review

Division 8: SPSSI Conference Programming

Frontiers in Psychology

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Health Psychology 

International Journal of Men's Health

Journal of Adolescent Health 

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Journal of Health Psychology

Journal of Marriage & Family 

Journal of Psychosomatic Research

Obesity

Obesity Surgery

Peer J

Psychology of Men & Masculinity

Psychoneuroendocrinology

Race & Social Problems

Stigma & Health

Social Psychology


 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Heart Association

American Psychological Association

APA Division 8: Society for Personality and Social Psychology 

APA Division 9: Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues

APA Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women

APA Division 38: Society for Health Psychology

APA Division 51: Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity

American Psychosomatic Society

Association for Psychological Science 

Social-Personality Health Network

The Obesity Society


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Institution: Bucks County Community College

Department: Social & Behavioral Science Department

Position: Part-Time Faculty Fall 2008 –  Spring 2017:  33  total sections of the courses listed below

Courses: Psychology of Personal Awareness (14), Introductory Psychology (6), Lifespan Development (2), Psychopathology (11). 


Institution: Rutgers University

Department: Psychology Department

Position Teaching Assistant, Fall 2012 – Spring 2016: 5 total section, one each as listed below

Courses: Adolescent Development (1), General Psychology (2), Neuropsychology (1), Personality Psychology (1)


Institution: Rutgers University

Department: Psychology Department

Position: Instructor, Summer 2012 – Summer 2016: 15 total sections of the courses listed below

Courses: Abnormal Psychology (2), Abnormal Psychology Laboratory (2), Health Psychology (3), Infant and Child Development Laboratory (5), Psychology of Sex & Gender (3)


Institution: Rutgers University

Department: Psychology Department

Position: Guest Lecturer, April 2015

Courses: Stereotyping & Prejudice 


Institution: Rutgers University

Department: Psychology Department: Stigma Health & Close Relationships Lab

Courses: Graduate training in psychophysiology, January 2015


Institution: Rutgers University

Department: Teaching Assistant Project 

Position: Guest Instructor, October 2014

Course: Teaching difficult/ controversial topics


UNDERGRADUATE MENTORING 

NOTE: These relationships involved significant mentoring of an undergraduate student. All mentees either published a paper or presented a poster on the collaborative work. 


Kathryn Kroeper (Honors Student, SHCR Lab), Rutgers University                Fall 2011 – Spring 2014

Angela C. Incollingo Belsky (Research Assistant, DiSH Lab), Rutgers University                Spring 2012 

                                                  University of California Los Angeles Fall 2012 – Spring 2014

Katherine Amato (Aresty Student, HEART Lab), Rutgers University          Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Alexis Cabeza-Pimentel (Research Assistant, HEART Lab), Rutgers University                 Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Danielle DiFiore (Aresty Student, HEART Lab), Rutgers University                 Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Bhavana Kadiyala(Research Assistant, HEART Lab), Rutgers University      Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Kathryn Lebidine (Research Assistant, HEART Lab), Rutgers University      Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Evagelia Stavrakis (Honors Student, SHCR Lab), Rutgers University         Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Lindsey Roth (Honors Student, SHCR Lab), Rutgers University                Fall 2015 – Spring 2016


GRADUATE MENTORING 

NOTE: These relationships involved significant mentoring of an undergraduate student. All mentees either published a paper or presented a poster on the collaborative work. 

Ellen Pudney (Human Development and Family Studies), University of Connecticut    Fall 2017 - Summer 2018


SERVICE 
Rudd Center Health Equity Committee                   January 2017 – Present
UConn Postdoctoral Steering Committee                   August 2016 – Present
Graduate Student SONA Administrator, Psychology Department   Fall 2012 - Present
Social Area Representative, Psychology Department           Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
Lab Manager, Stigma Health & Close Relationships Lab          Spring 2013 – Spring 2015
Judge for Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium          Spring 2014, Spring 2015

PREVIOUS PAID RESEARCH POSITIONS

Institution:              Princeton University

Department:            Office of Population Research, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing

Position:                  Research Specialist II:  2009-2011

Supervisor:              Sara McLanahan

Duties: Data cleaning, maintenance and analysis of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study,  large-scale longitudinal birth cohort. Answering user related data questions, writing documentation for data, constructing relevant scales and variables, writing  & editing academic papers for publication, attending research working groups, organizing conferences, writing newsletter and maintaining website. 

 

Institution:              Princeton University

Department:            Center for Health & Wellbeing

Position:                  Research Specialist II & Gallup Scholar:  2008-2011

Supervisor:              Daniel Kahneman

Duties: Data maintenance and analysis of the Gallup World Poll and Gallup Daily Poll.  Editing, note taking, footnotes, and reference for publication of  Thinking Fast & Slow (credit in acknowledgements).  Assisting in data collection, cleaning, maintenance, analysis and publication of manuscripts for postdoctoral fellow Dr. T. Miron-Shatz (Publications 1-4 as a research associate for 1 year and research consultant for 2 years with this research group)