Current Graduate Majors

Joni Brown

jonibrown@g.ucla.edu

Joni Brown is a first-year graduate student in Health Psychology. Her research focuses on racial discrimination experienced by Black/African American women and maternal and infant health outcomes. She is also interested in understanding how interpersonal and institutional racism influences physical and mental health indicators in Black women. 

Advisor: Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter


Kristen Lee

krstnl@g.ucla.edu

Kristen Lee is a first-year graduate student in Health Psychology. Her research focuses on healthy eating behavior and weight stigma. She is also interested in understanding how one’s self-concept and social connections may promote or interfere with positive health behavior change. 

Advisor: Professor A. Janet Tomiyama 


Gabrielle Rinne 

grr8@g.ucla.edu 

Gabrielle Rinne is a first-year graduate student in Health Psychology. Her research focuses on the role of early parent-child relationships on health and developmental outcomes. She is also interested in the influence of the prenatal social environment and maternal experiences of stress on perinatal outcomes and the development of the parent-child relationship. 

Advisor: Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter


Yrvane Pageot

yp585@ucla.edu

Yrvane Pageot is a second-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

rosenfeld@g.ucla.edu

Daniel Rosenfeld is a second-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


Marcie Haydon

mhaydon@ucla.edu

Ms. Haydon is a fifth-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

lhofschneider@ucla.edu

Lauren Hofschneider is a third-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

nooteboom@ucla.edu

Mr. Nooteboom is a fourth-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

jeprice@ucla.edu

Jonah Price is a fifth-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

radina02@ucla.edu

Ms. Radin is a third-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

isabelramos@g.ucla.edu

Ms. Ramos is a sixth-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.

Advisor: Professors Chris Dunkel Schetter


Chelsea Romney

chelsearomney@ucla.edu

Chelsea Romney is a fifth-year student in Health Psychology. She is interested in affectionate touch. Currently she is studying the association between daily affectionate touch behavior and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning in first-year LatinX University of California students.

Advisors: Professors Ted Robles, Rena Repetti and Chris Dunkel Schetter