Jennifer Nicoloro-SantaBarbara, Ph.D. 

Ph.D. in Social and Health Psychology, Stony Brook University

Dr. Nicoloro-SantaBarbara’s research examines health effects of stress and factors that increase or reduce these effects. Dr. Nicoloro-SantaBarbara is working on a model of adaptation to chronic disease, which includes biomarkers associated with stress and disease progression for individuals with mast cell disorders, a group of rare chronic diseases


Andrew Manigault, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Experimental Health Psychology, Ohio University

Dr. Andrew Manigault completed his PhD in Experimental Psychology at Ohio University and joined UCLA as a postdoctoral scholar. Andrew studies pathways linking stressors to physical and mental health. His research examines stress management strategies, population-specific processes (e.g., sexual minority identity disclosure), cognitive tendencies, and social factors as they relate to biological stress-response systems. In addition, Dr. Andrew Manigault is interested in factors that facilitate or hinder adaptation to repeated stressors. During his postdoctoral fellowship, Andrew will examine biological processes underlying depression, with a focus on inflammation. His work will interrogate links between inflammation and depression in the aftermath of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as individual difference factors that confer risk or resilience.