Current Postdoctoral Fellows
Lahnna Catalino, Ph.D. - first-year fellow
Lahnna Catalino received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In one line of research, she studies the role of positive emotions and emotion regulation in the promotion of well-being and physical health. In another line of research, she investigates how emotion regulation operates in contexts of chronic stress, and ultimately affects biological outcomes associated with disease.
Jiyoung Park, Ph.D. - first-year fellow
Jiyoung Park received her undergraduate and master’s education at Seoul National University, Korea, and completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan. Two overarching goals drive her research: (1) to shed light on the basic psychological and physiological processes that facilitate health, resilience, and well-being, and (2) to explore how socio-cultural environments shape psychological processes and what neural mechanisms underlie these effects. Jiyoung examines these issues using an integrative approach that spans multiple levels of analysis, including social-cognitive, behavioral, and neural.
Sara Waters, Ph.D. - second-year fellow
Sara Waters received her Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of California, Davis where she studied the dyadic nature of emotion regulation socialization in mothers and young children as well as the influence of maternal socialization on children's emerging understanding of emotion regulation effectiveness. Her current research explores how physiological stress reactivity may be transmitted between mothers and their children, dyadic physiological linkage, and the individual characteristics that may affect these processes.