“Biopsychosocial Factors in depression and marriage: Implications for Cancer”
Stress Research Group
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.
Supplemental Funding “Biopsychosocial Factors in Depression and Marriage: Implications for Cancer
“Adolescent Obesity and Cognitive Dysfunction: Metabolic and Psychosocial Effects”
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
Collaborative Grant Awarded $2,594,343
UMA ADVANCE IT
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers