Current Graduate Majors

Yrvane Pageot

Yrvane Pageot is a first-year student in Health Psychology. Ms. Pageot’s research is focused on the intersections between physical and mental health, specifically the influence of psychological factors on chronic disease. She is also interested in assessing how socioeconomic and racial/ethnic health disparities can influence health outcomes. 

Advisors: Professors Julie Bower and Annette Stanton 

Daniel Rosenfeld

Daniel Rosenfeld is a first-year student in Health Psychology. His research centers on the psychology of vegetarianism and meat consumption, particularly as they relate to identity, morality, and cognitive dissonance. 

Advisor: Professor A. Janet Tomiyama



Emma Bright

Emma Bright is a fifth year graduate student in the Health Psychology program with a minor in Quantitative Psychology. Her primary advisor is Dr. Annette Stanton and her secondary advisor is Dr. Ted Robles. Broadly, she is interested in how individuals and their caregivers cope with and adjust to chronic stressors, such as cancer. Her current research focuses on how psychosocial factors can impact quality of life and health behaviors for individuals and their loved ones in the context of stress.

Advisors: Professors Annette Stanton and Ted Robles

Marcie Haydon

Ms. Haydon is a fourth-year student in Health Psychology. Her research examines risk and resilience factors that affect health and well-being in individuals who have experienced stressful life events, particularly diagnosis of a life‐threatening illness such as cancer.  At present, she is particularly interested in the protective effects of positive psychological states, with an emphasis on developmental transitions and modifiable targets for intervention. 

Advisors: Professors Julie Bower and Annette Stanton

Lauren Hofschneider

Lauren Hofschneider is a second-year graduate student in the program. Her line of research centers on eating behaviors in low-income, minority groups. More specifically, she takes a psychophysiological perspective to investigate how factors, such as stress, subjective social status, and perceptions of scarcity, shape food choice. 

Advisor: Professor Janet Tomiyama

Peter Nooteboom

Mr. Nooteboom is a third-year student in Health Psychology. He studies the roles that social support and social relationships play in the development and progression of chronic illness and disease. He is primarily interested in understanding how these procedures function in the context of digital communication. Furthermore, he is also interested in understanding the factors that may lead to these processes being more effective in the digital context compared to the in-person context. 
Advisor: Professor Ted Robles

Jonah Price

Jonah Price is a fourth-year student in Health Psychology. He studies how both social relationships and discrimination effect biological systems especially cellular aging. 

Advisors: Professors Chris Dunkel Schetter and Ted Robles

Arielle Radin

Ms. Radin is a second-year student in Health Psychology. She investigates the interplay between the immune system, cognitive processes, and emotion regulation and how the connections between them impact psychological adjustment to chronic diseases. She is particularly interested in the role of inflammation in cancer-related cognitive impairment and coping.

Advisor:  Professor Julie Bower and Annette Stanton

Isabel Ramos

Ms. Ramos is a fifth-year student in Health Psychology. She studies patterns of stress and anxiety among women of diverse ethnicities. She examines ethnic disparities in maternal mental health and birth outcomes, with a focus on cultural factors that influence stress and resilience in Latinas.

Advisors: Professors Chris Dunkel Schetter and Annette Stanton


Chelsea Romney

Ms. Romney is a fourth-year student in Health Psychology. Her research focuses on the impact of close relationships on physical health. She is currently studying physical intimacy between romantic partners and the effect these behaviors have on sleep and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning.
Advisors: Professors Ted Robles, Rena Repetti and Chris Dunkel Schetter

Ben Shulman

Mr. Shulman is a sixth-year student in Health Psychology. He examines how people’s relationships affect their self-control and emotion regulation, how couples’ relationships change after the birth of a child, and the links between self-regulation and heart rate variability.
Advisors: Professors Ted Robles and Chris Dunkel Schetter