- Nicole Kelso received an award from the American College Health
Foundation to study mental health trajectories among students during the
transition to college.
- Congratulations to Arianna Abulevsko, Violet Terwilliger, Camila
Mira, and Nicole Kelso for winning the award for top poster at the 2021
Rowan Psychology Research Conference. The poster evaluated predictors of
perceived stress trajectories among incoming students (first-years and
new transfers) during their transition to a large university.
- Nicole Kelso successfully defended her first-year research project,
an important milestone in the Clinical Psychology PhD program!
- In the Fall 2021, we welcomed five new graduate trainees to our lab.
Anisha Satish, Samantha Mindlin, Rachel Odland, Michael Klug, and Maheen
- Nicole Kelso presented a poster at the annual meeting of the
Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in November
- Anisha Satish received a Minority Travel Award to attend the Society
for Prevention Research annual conference in June 2011.
Our lab, in the Rowan
University Department of Psychology, conducts research aimed at
preventing chronic health conditions. To that end, We have four specific
areas of focus:
- Risk identification. Identifying individuals at
elevated risk for health problems and in greatest need of preventive
- Etiology. Identifying modifiable processes that
contribute to the development of chronic health conditions
- Intervention. Developing, evaluating, and
implementing interventions targeting etiological factors that contribute
to chronic health conditions in real-world settings
- Research synthesis. Conducting quantitative reviews
to evaluate the strength of evidence for key etiological theories and
- Transparency. We work to make our research methods
and findings as transparent as possible. Whenever possible, we share
data and our analytic code, allowing others to reproduce and critique
- Patient-Centered Research. We subscribe to the
patient-centered research approach in which the population of interest
in a research study should be involved from the outset in all phases of
the research process. We strive to work together with patient
representatives and stakeholders to ensure that our work addresses
questions that are of greatest value to the populations we study.
- Transdiagnostic targets. Our group does not focus
on a single health outcome. Rather, we are interested in studying
etiological processes that contribute to a number of chronic health
outcomes. For instance, we study the role that prenatal and infant
immune development plays in both mental and physical health