My research interests lie in the area of couple and family relationships, with an emphasis on physical and mental health-related adversity (i.e., diabetes, cancer, suicide, alcohol use, depression, and anxiety) and coping strategies through the lens of couple and family relationships. In addition, I am interested in stress and coping theories in couples and families dealing with health-related adversity. Finally, I am interested in positive intra- and inter-personal relationship processes including: forgiveness, compassion, and mindfulness as potential prevention, intervention, and postvention tools aimed at promoting couple’s and family’s well being and relationship quality and stability in stressful situations.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Human Development and Family Studies (Major),
Prevention and Intervention Science (Certificate), and Educational Psychology (Minor),
Ed. M., Harvard University (Human Development and Psychology, 2010)
B. A., Stony Brook University (Psychology, 2009)
B. A., Ajou University in Republic of Korea (Psychology, 2009)