Health Psychology Graduate Students

Corinne Meinhausen

cmeinhausen@g.ucla.edu

Corinne Meinhausen is a first-year graduate student in Health Psychology. Her research focuses on the psychological impact of trauma exposure and the biological and behavioral forces related to health and pathological fear learning. She is particularly interested in how these mechanisms can lead to the development of early interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Advisor: Professor Jennifer Sumner

Jordan Parker

jordanparker@g.ucla.edu

Jordan Parker is a first-year graduate student in Health Psychology. Her research focuses on the intersections between race and health, examining how race influences health trajectories and health behaviors across the lifespan. More specifically, she is interested in health trajectories within the African-American community and how colorism affects experiences of discrimination as well as health outcomes. 

Advisor: Professor A. Janet Tomiyama 

Joni Brown

jonibrown@g.ucla.edu

Joni Brown is a second-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 second-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 second-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 third-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 third-year student in Health/Social 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

Lauren Hofschneider

lhofschneider@ucla.edu

Lauren Hofschneider is a fourth-year graduate student in Health Psychology. 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

Arielle Radin

radina02@ucla.edu

Ms. Radin is a fourth-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

Peter Nooteboom

nooteboom@ucla.edu

Mr. Nooteboom is a fifth-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

Marcie Haydon

mhaydon@ucla.edu

Ms. Haydon is a sixth-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

Jonah Price

jeprice@ucla.edu

Jonah Price is a sixth-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

Chelsea Romney

chelsearomney@ucla.edu

Chelsea Romney is a sixth-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