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Joan K Monin, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health (Social & Behavioral Sciences)

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Joan K Monin, PhD

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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 caregivers and care recipients support one another in the context of early stage dementia.

Education & Training

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

Honors & Recognition

Elected to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research2024
American Psychosomatic Society Fellow2023
Awarded Society for Experimental Social Psychology Fellow Status2020
American Psychological Association’s 2020 Florence L. Denmark Award2020
Awarded Gerontological Society of America Fellow Status2017
Early Career Award, Society for the Study of Human Development (given every 2 years to honor an early career scholar whose work has made a significant contribution to the understanding of significant and critical aspects of human development)2015

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