Supervisor: Dr. Scott Hofer
My research focuses on the associations between physical health and mental health. I am particularly interested in how exercise can positiviely impact brain health. My master's thesis focused on how physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline in older adults with hypertension and diabetes. For my dissertation, I am utilizing mobile devices (smart phone surveys & fitbit accelerometers) to better understand the daily interactions between physical actitivy and psychological factors such as mood, stress and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder.