Graduate Student, Psychology (Affiliate)
My research focuses broadly on trauma, stress, health, and coping processes. I am especially interested in the ways in which traumatic life events and other individual factors carry forward to shape one’s daily experience of stress, both in terms of appraisals and coping strategies. I am also interested in complementary and integrative approaches to promoting mental and physical health, especially those that can be implemented in a variety of diverse settings. At InCHIP, I am currently involved with two projects that address these interests; one involves developing a translational tool to refine the study of yoga, and the second is a clinical trial examining the effect of a stress management intervention on physical and psychological well-being. Before coming to UConn, I assisted with a number of clinical trials studying novel enhancements to interventions for PTSD (e.g., virtual reality, telemedicine) in military and first-responder populations at the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies at Weill Cornell Medical College.
B.A. in Psychology and Ethnomusicology, Barnard College of Columbia University, 2013
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