Faculty

Psychology Faculty

Julienne Bower
Chair
(310) 794-7838
jbower@ucla.edu

Professor Bower’s research focuses broadly on mind-body interactions among individuals confronting stressful life events, particularly diagnosis with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer.  She is particularly interested in the interactions among psychological and behavioral states, the brain, and the immune system and their effects on mental and physical health, as well as interventions targeting these systems to improve health and well-being.

Mind-Body Research Lab

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Chris Dunkel Schetter
Co-Chair/Distinguished Professor
dunkel@psych.ucla.edu

Professor Dunkel Schetter’s research focuses on stress processes in pregnancy and effects on maternal physical and mental health and infant health and development. She is also interested in biopsychosocial pathways to preterm delivery and low birthweight as well as cultural and socioeconomic influences health and health disparities and social support.

Stress Processes and Pregnancy Lab

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Rena Repetti
Professor
(310) 206-9290
repetti@psych.ucla.edu

Professor Repetti uses intensive repeated measures and direct observations in natural settings to study the intersection of social, emotional, and biological processes as they naturally unfold, particularly in the context of family relationships, and their implications for health and development.

Repetti Lab

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Theodore Robles
Professor
(310) 794-9362
robles@psych.ucla.edu

Professor Robles’s research involves understanding how stress and social relationships influence health, with a focus on allostatic biological processes, which help individuals achieve physiological stability during stressful events; and restorative biological processes, which aid the individual in recovering after stressful events.

Relationships and Health Lab

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Annette Stanton
Professor
astanton@ucla.edu

Professor Stanton’s research centers on specifying factors that help and hinder individuals as they adjust to health-related adversity. She is interested in testing theories of stress and coping and related conceptual models in individuals and couples confronting cancer and other chronically stressful experiences.

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A. Janet Tomiyama
Associate Professor
(310) 206-6875
tomiyama@psych.ucla.edu

Professor Tomiyama studies the intersection between eating behavior and stress. Her research examines the potentially negative psychological and biological consequences of weight stigma and dieting, as well as the efficacy of comfort eating.

Dieting, Stress, Health (DiSH) Lab

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