Research and Teaching

My research focuses on the role of personality traits in health processes. This includes using traits as indicators of potential health problems and the degree to which health behaviors are a function of personality traits. I hope to use this research to develop applications of personality in medical settings, including the use of traits to identify potentially at-risk patients in need of intervention and the tailoring of treatment plans to fit an individual’s strengths and needs.

I consider myself to be an enthusiastic useR (i.e., user of the program R for data wrangling, analysis and visualization), and I love sharing my knowledge of R with others. I have developed workshops for undergraduates, first-year graduate students and faculty members. I’ve taught workshops at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Association of Psychological Science.

Work and education

In January, I will join the faculty of the University of Oregon Psychology Department as an Assistant Professor. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, where I work with Daniel K. Mroczek, Ph.D. Together, we are developing applications for personality psychology in medical settings.

I received my Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017, where I worked with Joshua J. Jackson, Ph.D.

I graduated from Northwestern University with a double major in Psychology and English. Northwestern was where I found a love of personality psychology, in no small part due to the mentorship of William Revelle, Ph.D.

This is what I look like
This is what I look like
I have a pretty great dog, too.
I have a pretty great dog, too.