Advisor: Dr. Kevin Larkin
Broadly, I plan to focus my research on the relationship between stress and health (psychological and physical). More specifically, I am interested in the physiological effects of mindfulness meditation, and the effects of mindfulness meditation on anxiety. After obtaining my doctorate, I wish to work in a hospital and be the psychological perspective in a medical and physical environment. I want to help increase the quality of life of individuals who are in these settings, via behavioral interventions such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. Eventually, I would like to utilize these behavioral interventions in a private practice, and also teach psychology courses at the collegiate level.