The overall purpose of this research program is to understand how stress and social contexts affect health and the biopsychosocial factors that account for those links. We seek to foster a multidisciplinary collaboration that capitalizes on advances in mobile technology and biopsychosocial methods to gain better understanding of social, psychological and biological factors influencing healthy aging.

Topics of Research

  • Biological systems associated with stress and relationships
  • Aging and the cardiovascular system
  • Racial health disparities
  • Stress and health of caregivers
  • Aging and emotion in relationships
  • Stress and implications for cardiovascular system
  • Health and well-being in couples and families
  • Daily stress and health
  • Intensive longitudinal designs (ecological momentary assessments, daily diary)
  • Using devices to assess biological systems