Joan K Monin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology: Social & Behavioral Sciences | Monin Lab


Professor Monin’s research examines how emotional processes affect health in older adult relationships. Her research combines survey methods and laboratory experiments to understand the mechanisms (e.g. emotional contagion, cardiovascular reactivity) and moderators (gender, individual differences in attachment) involved in these processes. Currently her research focuses on understanding how exposure to a loved one’s suffering affects the physical and psychological health of older adult caregivers.

Education & Training

PhD Carnegie Mellon Univ (2007)
MS Carnegie Mellon Univ (2005)

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