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 am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

My research program is situated at the intersection of health and social psychology.  I seek to understand how biopsychosocial mechanisms interact to 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 (e.g., repeated measures, path modeling, structural equation modeling) techniques, my work extends beyond simple cause and effect relationships to explore how identity, stress, and coping processes influence health outcomes. To date, I have published 15 articles in high impact, peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines. I expect this number to increase to 23 by the end of 2017.