Basic Science and Statistics Projects

Cultural Values, Political Polarization, and Attribution-Emotion Processes in Voting Behavior

The aim of this study is to understand the role of “core American values” within the context of political polarization and its impact on decision-making, such as voting.

Improving brain resilience to injury and aging

Our lab’s research is broadly concerned with promoting healthy brain aging / increasing an individual’s “health-span”, and generally falls into 1 of 3 overlapping categories: Characterizing models of neurodegeneration, Preventing neurodegeneration and/or increasing the brain’s resiliency, and Characterizing the effects of plant-based compounds (phytochemicals) in the brain.

Medicare Beneficiaries and Private Medical Care Contracts

Since 1997, medical service providers have been allowed to financially separate themselves from Medicare (opt-out) while still serving Medicare beneficiaries.

Mindfulness, Attribution-Emotion Processes, and Conflict Situations

The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of dispositional mindfulness on the attribution-emotion processes associated with conflict situations.

Statistical Modeling

This project focuses on the development, assessment, and dissemination of statistical methods useful for the analysis of health and behavioral science research.