Every spring we're proud to showcase undergraduate research in a poster-fest attended by students and faculty alike. Check out some tweets and posters from our talented students, summing up their extraordinary projects!
Are there mental health stigmas in the Emergency Department (ED)? We found that individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorder experienced a wide range of positive and negative experiences when accessing physical healthcare in the ED, and their stories provide a basis for future healthcare research, practice, and policies. —Van Le
What Do Patients Say? Examining the Physical Healthcare Experiences of Patients with Mental Illness in the Emergency Department
The transition to parenthood can be a tough transition for some couples, while others experience little to no change in their mental health as they adjust to their new coparental roles. We found that while relationship quality mattered for paternal depression and anxiety, coparenting quality mattered more for maternal depression and paternal anxiety and depression. Additionally, both coparenting support and conflict mattered above and beyond the romantic relationship for maternal depression. For fathers, coparenting conflict mattered specifically for anxiety beyond the romantic relationship. —Abbie Bulens
Relationship Quality and Coparenting Quality: Understanding How Different Dimensions of Relationships are Related to New Parents’ Mental Health
Does celebrity exposure on Instagram moderate upward comparisons and self-evaluations in the same way Vogue does? Not so much. We found that people who browsed Instagram saw and compared themselves to less celebrities than Vogue, yet still experienced the worst self-evaluations. —Melissa Anderson
Social Comparisons Between Instagram and Magazine Browsing
We can use electrical impedance myography to track muscle atrophy throughout ALS progression...even in dogs! —Sarah Verga