Charles Burton, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Chuck Burton is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Columbia University where he received his PhD in clinical psychology. Dr. Burton's research examines emotional flexibility—the ability to experience and regulate emotions across a variety of contexts. In one line of research, Dr. Burton charts the basic mechanisms of emotional flexibility and their associations with mental health, using experimental, scale development, and daily diary studies. In a second and related line of research, Dr. Burton applies these tools to social issues by examining emotional flexibility's capacity to buffer against experiences of stigma and discrimination, as well testing interventions that target emotional flexibility as a means to improve health disparities among stigmatized groups. 

Education & Training

PhD Columbia University, Clinical Psychology (2016)
BA Columbia University, Psychology (2008)

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Charles Burton, PhD
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Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
135 College Street

New Haven, CT 06510