Steering Committee

Sally
Powers
Associate Dean, College of Natural Sciences (Faculty Development)
Professor, Psychology
Stress Research Group
Research: 

As a developmental psychopathologist, Sally Powers’ investigates the interaction of normal developmental processes and psychopathology in adolescents and young adults.  

 Her research focuses on understanding cognitive, personality, and life history risk factors in the development of psychopathology, and the mediating roles of interpersonal behavior and neuroendocrine functioning  within close relationships.  Her most recent studies, funded by NSF, NIMH and NCI, investigate a biopsychosocial model of factors hypothesized to contribute to the sex difference in the prevalence of adolescent and adult depression and anxiety. Colleague Paula Pietromonaco and she are currently conducting a longitudinal study of close relationships and health in early marriages of opposite-sex couples through the Growth in Early Marriage Project. 

CRF Grants:
National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health
$2.3 million

“Biopsychosocial Factors in depression and marriage:  Implications for Cancer”

Grant Status: Active
PI:
Paula Pietromonaco, Sally Powers
National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health
$220,536

Supplemental Funding “Biopsychosocial Factors in Depression and Marriage: Implications for Cancer

Grant Status: Past
PI:
Paula Pietromonaco, Sally Powers
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Subcontract
$19,824

“Adolescent Obesity and Cognitive Dysfunction: Metabolic and Psychosocial Effects”

Grant Status: Pending
PI:
Sally Powers
National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)

Collaborative Grant Awarded $2,594,343

Grant Status: Pending
PI:
Sally Powers
National Science Foundation
$4,451,624

UMA ADVANCE IT

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

Grant Status: Pending
PI:
Sally Powers