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Joan K Monin, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health (Social & Behavioral Sciences)



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)

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