I am interested in statistical methods relevant to the behavioral and health sciences. I am also interested in biomarkers of the stress response, both acute and chronic. These interests interact and influence each other, with my methodological interests being influenced by my substantive research. I have tertiary interests in patients treated for pituitary tumors. This interest is also related to my interest in biomarkers of stress as many of the patients I work with serve as disease models for stress and chronic stress. I am currently pursuing faculty positions and post-docs in the health sciences to continue my research.
I received a B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University (SFSU), a M.A. in General-Experimental Psychology from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and am scheduled to graduate with my Ph.D in Psychological Sciences (Quantitative Methods and Health Psychology) from the University of California, Merced (UCM). While at CSUN, I received the Research Infrastructure and Minority Institute (RIMI) fellowship through the National Institute of Health (NIH). Upon completion of my Master's degree, I was awarded the Tabanick and Fidell Multivariate Statistics Award. Since coming to UC Merced, I have been awarded the Early Career Forum award from the Endocrine Society. Currently, I have five publications (three first author) across fields (endocrinology, neuroscience, statistics, and psychology).