Jeanette M. Bennett, PhD, is an experimental health psychology whose research focuses on the biopsychosociological antecedents of stress-related chronic disease. She seeks to understand the physiological mechanisms that cause chronic diseases and how individual differences affect and stress management interventions can holistically improve health and well-being. Currently, her lab, StressWAVES BRL, is collecting data that examines the relationships among emotional stressors, caffeine administration, and physiological markers such as heart rate variability and systemic inflammation. In addition, she laid the foundation for the Department of Psychological Science's Biobehavioral Core (BBC) Lab that she co-directs along with Dr. Tierney Lorenz. The BBC lab includes a 500 sq ft wet lab, 2 data collection rooms designed for biosafety level 2 data collection, and office space.