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

Raymond Fleming
Professor 229-3980Garland Hall 228
Marcellus M. Merritt
Associate Professor 229-6145Garland Hall 216
Diane M. Reddy
Diane Reddy
Professor 229-6432Garland Hall 238A

Affiliated Health Psychology Faculty

Shawn Cahill
Shawn P. Cahill
Associate Professor 229-5099Garland Hall 238E
Davies Hobart
W. Hobart Davies
Professor, Psychology Chair 229-6594Garland Hall 202C
Tasman Klein
Bonita Klein-Tasman
Professor 229-3060Garland Hall 238D
Dr. Krista Lisdahl
Krista M. Lisdahl
Associate Professor 229-7159Garland Hall 238C

Health Psychology Labs