My research program focuses on developing psychological theory, and applying it to public health intervention and healthcare delivery. I take a multimethod approach to research on topics such as physical activity, diet, stress, and well-being. Representative projects include: (1) developing dynamic computational models for processes underlying health behavior change; (2) testing theoretically-grounded interventions targeted at lifestyle behaviors; (3) examining principles of effective health communication; and (4) modeling how relationship dynamics shape health beliefs and behavior. Beyond my work on health, I am interested in meta-science, reproducibility, openness, and theory development and testing. For example, I am part of a large interdisciplinary collaboration evaluating the effect of a journal’s open data policy, and meta-analyzing replications of a highly-cited psychology study.
My research documentation (i.e., code, data, materials, preregistrations) are primarily on the open science framework. My preprint and postprint manuscripts are open access at PsyArXiv. I occasional blog, here.
PhD in Psychology, 2019
University of Minnesota
BA in Psychology and Physics, 2011
Lewis & Clark College
Recent & Upcoming
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