My research interests focus on mind-body interventions for the treatment of depression. More specifically, I am interested in how emotion regulation interventions such as mindfulness meditation can affect the physiology of stress responses (i.e. HPA axis activation, inflammation) that are elevated in depression.
I am interested in parenting and child development, particularly the factors that prompt parents to make positive changes in their children's health related behaviors.
Posttraumatic growth in military populations, suicide and email@example.com
I am interested in the effects of early childhood adversity and trauma, psychophysiological interventions for at risk youth, and community and school-based prevention firstname.lastname@example.org
The effects of military culture/lifestyle on physical and mental health, and eating disorders.
I am interested in factors that contribute to individual differences in stress experience and response. I would like to examine how strategies (e.g., emotion regulation, third wave approaches) can modulate such stress-response in adaptive (or maladaptive) ways, thus affecting individual health and overall well-being.
TBI, PTSD in military populations; Neuropsychology
I am interested in adverse childhood experiences, early trauma, the prevention of child maltreatment, early childhood interventions, the roles of family risk/parenting behaviors, the delivery of interventions for low-income families, as well as interpersonal relationships.
I am interested in youth development in marginalized populations and community factors/interventions that may improve outcomes for at-risk youth. I am also interested in the acculturation process and the Latino immigrant email@example.com
I am interested in promoting youths' engagement in adaptive health behaviors via community-based program development and evaluation. Specifically, I am interested in collaborating with schools and community organizations to enhance their capacity to offer effective programs/interventions aimed at increasing nutritious eating behaviors and engagement in physical activity among youth.
Maggie is interested in how community factors, including healthcare systems, affect individual and community wellness, as well as the integration of mental healthcare with primary care. Clinically, she’s interested in the treatment of mood disorders. In addition to reading about evidence-based treatments for mood disorders, she enjoys running, movies about organized crime, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins.firstname.lastname@example.org
I am interested in the prevention of childhood obesity and Type II diabetes; mother and infant wellness, specifically breastfeeding duration and rates in minority populations; utilizing program evaluation and implementation science to address challenges in educational and healthcare systems; and access to free and appropriate education for all children, including children with special needs and children from low SES email@example.com
Interested in coping, resilience, and posttraumatic growth, specifically in military populations and populations affected by natural disasters and firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith's current interests include emerging adults use of technology (i.e., Tinder, etc.) to form relationships and meet a variety of psychosocial email@example.com
Marie's current research interests are the application of technology to the prevention of disease through interventions promoting positive health behaviors, primarily in populations that are otherwise non-treatment seeking, or hard to firstname.lastname@example.org
Close Relationships; Motivations; Appraisal Processes; Prosocial Emotions & Behavior; Happiness & Well-Beingnhilaire@uncc.edu
I am interested in factors that can affect the development of positive child and adolescent socioemotional and educational outcomes. I am also interested in mental health advocacy and youth empowerment (factors affecting the development of positive child and adolescent outcomes, particularly socioemotional and educational outcomes; mental health advocacy; youth empowerment).email@example.com
Posttraumatic growth and cross-cultural firstname.lastname@example.org
I am interested in psychological factors that impact outcomes during the perinatal period, particularly the experiences of women during childbirth.
Megan's current research interests include trauma, stress, cyberbullying, social media, emotion regulation, adjustment, and email@example.com
Substance abuse recovery and prevention, education, and child welfare
Eating disorders; Obesity; Weight loss maintenance; Social and interpersonal factors (e.g., fat talk) that contribute to body dissatisfaction and disordered eating; Incorporating technology into firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m interested in how mindfulness and emotion regulation influence preventative health behaviors and disease management. In general, I’m interested in the intersection of psychological and physiological regulatory processes and how these concepts can be integrated into treatment plans and interventions.
Eating behaviors; weight/shape concerns; components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; development of emotion regulation; interoceptive awareness
Posttraumatic growth, the interplay between emotional regulation and cognitive processing, trauma narratives, physiological effects of email@example.com
I'm interested in eating behaviors in Latinos as well as access to health/mental health care within this firstname.lastname@example.org
executive functioning, emotion email@example.com
Brittany is interested in stress, health disparities and physiological markers of firstname.lastname@example.org
Posttraumatic growth as it relates to personal narrative, prosocial behavior, sense of calling/purpose, and stress reactivity and email@example.com
Social and cultural influences on body image (e.g., fat talk); mindfulness-based interventions; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lydia's research focuses on stress and interpersonal trauma, particularly within close relationships, and how ways of coping and emotion regulation influence perceived stress as well as neuroendocrine and immune system email@example.com
How poor sleep is linked to sleep hygiene/attitudes, emotion regulation, cognitive processes, and health firstname.lastname@example.org
My research interests include the use of data to evaluate service and program effectiveness within nonprofit agencies and community settings, with the goal of effecting system change and guiding service delivery. The organizations and nonprofits I hope to work with reflect a wide range of missions including: mental health, housing, immigration, child welfare, family well-being, health, education, and economic empowerment.
My interests are in the development, implementation and evaluation of school and community wide interventions that enhance child and adolescent wellness. Specifically, I am interested in using community-participatory research to promote academic achievement, positive health behaviors and safety in schools. I am also interested in effective research dissemination and policy.
Promoting positive outcomes for at-risk children and youth; school based interventions; mental illness email@example.com
Healthy lifestyle interventions, such as exercise and nutrition, for the prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric illnesses; Motivation and decision making as it related to healthy lifestyle behaviors and choices; Integrated health care and quality of health care; Postpartum depression and firstname.lastname@example.org
The relationship between education and community support programs and outcomes of at-risk youth pertaining to substance use, juvenile delinquency, and high school email@example.com
Co-occurrence of eating disorders and chronic health conditions, body image and acceptance, social determinants of health and health equity (especially surrounding issues of food justice and insecurity)
I am interested in posttraumatic growth following interpersonal transgressions as well as the implications of interpersonal relationships on health in regards to stress, health care motivation, and health outcomes. I am also interested in the physiological impacts of animal assisted therapy (AAT) and the use of AAT to facilitate posttraumatic firstname.lastname@example.org
In general, I am interested in the overlap of biology and psychology with a primary interest in sleep, looking at its role in physiology and cognition.