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Health Psychology

Health Psychology focuses on the scientific relationships between behavioral variables on the one hand and physical health and illness on the other. In addition to programs of study leading to the master’s and Ph.D which focus on this topic, our department has a number of faculty actively engaged in research in this area.

Health Psychology faculty and students work together on projects focused on stress physiology and coping, emotion regulation and cardiovascular risk, self-regulation of health behavior and chronic pain, health behavior and communication among specific populations (e.g., LGBT populations) and in related to chronic health conditions, and health promotion and prevention. Health Psychology research is conducted in the laboratory as well as in field and clinical settings and many of the faculty have strong ties to the Milwaukee community.

Health Psychology Faculty

Affiliated Health Psychology Faculty

Health Psychology Labs