Research Projects

During 2017-18, our lab is focusing on the following topics:


  • Examining the mechanisms/mediators (e.g., perceived control, personality, emotion regulation, social support) of differences in distress between those with and without a history of interpersonal violence (IPV) and other kinds of traumas
  • Examining daily stress reactivity as a mechanism of the trauma-distress relation using daily diary methods
  • Examining the relationship between IPV history and academic persistence

Technology-based Interventions

  • Examining the effectiveness of online cognitive-behavioral interventions for treating depression, stress, and anxiety in University students
  • Examining the efficacy of SmartPhone apps for managing stress and anxiety
  • Developing and evaluating an online stress management intervention for patients with voice disorders