Recent Lab Projects:

  • Diabetes Experiences Study.  This research was supported by a Rutgers NSF RU FAIR grant awarded to Kristin August.
    • This study sought to examine the appropriate norms for social network involvement (family, friends, health care providers) in diabetes management and how these norms differ by age, gender, and race.  This study further sought to understand how these norms influence health status, health behaviors, and emotional responses to such involvement.
  • Romantic Relationships and Health Study. This research was supported by the Rutgers Faculty Research Grant Program awarded to Kristin August, Charlotte Markey, & Christopher Nave.
    • This study examined how gay male couples support and regulate their partners’ eating behaviors, and how interactions about health-related issues may elicit cardiovascular reactivity.  The study also compared the pattern of relationships of gay male couples with heterosexual and lesbian women couples (data collected by Charlotte Markey).

Recent and Current Collaborators:

Kathleen Jackson, Christopher Nave & Charlotte Markey (Rutgers University, Camden)

Marsha Rosenthal & Howard Leventhal (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

John Billimek, Karen Rook, & Dara Sorkin (University of California, Irvine)

Mary Ann Parris Stephens (Kent State University)

Melissa Franks (Purdue University)

Jason Newsom (Portland State University)

Benjamin Shaw (University at Albany)

Lab members: