I received my B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University and my Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine (major specialization: Health Psychology; minor specialization: Quantitative Methods). I completed my post-doctoral training at the Health Policy Research Institute in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine.  In 2011, I joined the Psychology Department at Rutgers University, Camden.  In 2018, I became the Director of the Health Sciences Center.

Major Research Interests:

  • Interpersonal processes and health
  • Physical and mental health in later life
  • Psychosocial aspects of chronic illness management, particularly type 2 diabetes
  • Health disparities

See publications here.