PhD: University of Utah, 2003
Internship: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Research Interests: I am an Associate Professor in both the Clinical Health Psychology Behavioral Medicine (CHPBM) and Experimental Psychology programs at the University of North Texas (UNT). My program of research is broadly focused on how our social lives influence our health, for better and worse. I am particularly interested in the relationship between personaity, relationships, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and the biobehavioral mechanisms undelying these relationship. I am also studying racial/ethnic health disparities, particularly the epidemiological phenomenon referred to as the Hispanic Mortality Paradox.