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Allison E. Gaffey, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

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Allison E. Gaffey, PhD

Research Summary

Dr. Gaffey's research addresses the independent and bidirectional roles of psychological stress and sleep in cardiovascular and psychiatric conditions, social determinants modulating those outcomes, and sex differences in biobehavioral risk factors. This work has included both basic and epidemiologic investigations of risk among adults across the lifespan.


Research Interests

Anxiety; Blood Pressure; Depression; Emotions; Heart Diseases; Hypertension; Psychophysiology; Sleep; Social Support; Stress, Physiological; Stress, Psychological; Stress Disorders, Traumatic; Social Determinants of Health

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Health; Cardiovascular Diseases; Mental Health; Women's Health

Selected Publications