Professional Service

  • American Psychosomatic Society. Role: Consulting Associate Editor. Psychosomatic Medicine. 07/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Mentor. APA Division 38 Health Psychology Diversity Fellows. 02/01/2023 - 01/31/2024
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Associate Editor. Health Psychology. 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • IJBM. Role: Editorial Board. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • BASP. Role: Editorial Board. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • JBM. Role: Editorial Board. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • SBM. Role: Editorial Board. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • Health Psychology. Role: Associate Editor. Associate Editor. 08/2022 - 12/31/2022
  • Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness. Role: Reviewer. Position Statement. 08/01/2022 - 08/15/2022
  • Psychosomatic Medicine. Role: Reviewer. Editorial board. 06/01/2022 - 12/31/2022
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Role: Reviewer. Editorial Board. 01/2022 - 12/31/2022
  • International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Reviewer. Editorial Board. 01/2022 - 12/31/2022
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Reviewer. Editorial Board. 01/2022 - 12/31/2022
  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Reviewer. Editorial Board. 01/2022 - 12/31/2022
  • Health Psychology Review. Role: Reviewer. Editorial Board. 01/2022 - 12/31/2022
  • COGDOP/APF . Role: Reviewer. Graduate Student Grants. 06/01/2021 - 06/15/2021
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
  • Health Psychology. Editorial Board. 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Editorial Board. 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
  • International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
  • Health Psychology Review. Editorial Board. 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
  • American Psychosomatic Society. Conference Reviewer. 12/2019 - present
  • Health Psychology Review. Editorial Board. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
  • International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
  • Health Psychology. Editorial Board. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Editorial Board. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Editorial Board. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
  • American Psychosomatic Society. Role: Co-editor. Special Issue editor on Emotions in Social Relationships and Health. 01/01/2019 - 05/30/2019
  • American Psychosomatic Society. Conference reviewer. 12/03/2018 - 12/21/2018
  • Health Psychology Review. Editorial board. 06/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • American Psychosomatic Society. Role: Special Issue editor on Emotions in Social Relationships and Health. Co-guest editor. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Editorial board. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial board. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial board. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Health Psychology. Editorial board. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Editorial board. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • American Psychosomatic Society. Role: Co-guest editor. Psychosomatic Medicine: Special Issue on Emotions in Social Relationships and Health. 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • American Psychosomatic Society. Role: Reviewer. Conference reviewer. 12/01/2017 - 12/22/2017
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science. Role: Mentor/Judge. Mentor/Judge. 10/19/2017 - 10/21/2017
  • International Association for Relationship Research. Role: Mentor. Relationships research mentoring committee. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Editorial board member. Journal. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Role: Editorial board member. Journal. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Editorial board member. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Society for Behavioral Medicine. Role: Editorial board member. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Editorial board member. Health Psychology. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Mentor. Connections Program. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Chair. Fellows Committee. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Scholarly lead. American Psychologist: Relationships and Health Special Issue. 01/01/2017 - 12/01/2017
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Reviewer. Conference reviewer. 12/01/2016 - 12/14/2016
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Chair. Fellows Committee. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Role: Member. Editorial Board. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Member. Editorial Board. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Member. Editorial Board. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Role: Member. Editorial Board. 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
  • International Association for Relationship Research. Role: Relationship research mentor. Mentor. 01/01/2016 - 09/01/2016
  • International Association for Relationship Research. Role: Mentor. Relationships research mentoring. 06/2015 - 12/2015
  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Chair. Division 38 (Health Psychology) Fellows Committee. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Mentor. Health Psychology Connections Program Division 38. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • Health Psychology. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • PLOS One. Role: Academic Editor. Academic Editor. 01/2015 - 09/2015
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 11/2014 - 12/2014
  • Graduate Women in Science Fellowship . Role: Reviewer. External Reviewer. 10/2014 - 12/2014
  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 10/2014 - 12/2014
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Mentor. Health Psychology Connections Program Division 38. 09/2014 - 12/2014
  • PLOS One. Role: Editor. Editor. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Member. Fellows Committee. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Health Psychology. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Health Psychology. Role: Editorial board member. Editorial Board. 12/2013 - 12/2013
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Reviewer. Conference. 12/2013 - 12/2013
  • PLOS One. Role: Editor. Editor. 09/2013 - 12/2013
  • National Human Genome Research Institute. Role: Mentor. Mentoring Committee. 06/2013 - 12/2013
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board Member. 01/2013 - 12/2013
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board Member. 01/2013 - 12/2013
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board Member. 01/2013 - 07/2013
  • Personality and Social Psychology Compass. Role: Editor. Editor: Health Section. 01/2013 - 06/2013
  • American Psychological Association. Role: Reviewer. Conference reviewer. 12/15/2012 - 12/31/2012
  • National Institutes of Health. Role: Reviewer. Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer. 05/2012 - 06/2012
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Role: Editorial Board. Editorial Board. 01/2012 - 12/2012
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorial Board Member. 01/2012 - 12/2012
  • Social and Personality Psychology Compass. Role: Editor. Editor of Health Section. 01/2012 - 12/2012
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorial Board Member. 01/2012 - 12/2012
  • American Psychological Association (D38). Conference reviewer. 12/20/2011 - 12/30/2011
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Editorial Board. 01/2011 - 12/2011
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/2011 - 12/2011
  • Social and Personality Psychology Compass. Role: Editor. Editor (Health Section). 01/2011 - 12/2011
  • Personalilty and Social Psychology Bulletin. Editorial Board. 01/2011 - 12/2011
  • American Psychological Association. Conference Reviewer. 12/15/2010 - 12/30/2010
  • NIH. Role: Grant reviewer. Ad hoc committee member. 11/2010 - 12/2010
  • Social and Personality Compass. Editor (Health Section). 06/2010 - 12/2010
  • NIH. Role: Grant reviewer. Conflict Review Panel. 03/2010 - 04/2010
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Editorial Board. 01/2010 - 12/2010
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology. Editorial Board. 01/2010 - 12/2010
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/2010 - 12/2010
  • Social and Personality Compass. Editorial Board. 01/2010 - 05/2010
  • Hunter College CUNY. Gender Equity Project. Grant Pre-reviewer. 01/2010 - 03/2010
  • American Psychological Association. Conference Reviewer. 12/15/2009 - 12/30/2009
  • Social and Personality Compass. Editorial Board. 01/2009 - 12/2009
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Editorial Board. 01/2009 - 12/2009
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/2009 - 12/2009
  • American Psychological Association. Conference Reviewer. 12/15/2008 - 12/30/2008
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Editorial Board. 01/2008 - 12/2008
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/2008 - 12/2008
  • Social and Personality Compass. Editorial Board. 01/2008 - 12/2008
  • American Psychological Association. Conference Reviewer. 12/15/2007 - 12/30/2007
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Editorial Board. 01/2007 - 12/2007
  • Social and Personality Compass. Editorial Board. 01/2007 - 12/2007
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/2007 - 12/2007
  • American Psychological Association. Conference Reviewer. 12/15/2006 - 12/30/2006
  • NIH. Role: Grant reviewer. Conflict Review Panel. 10/2006 - 11/2006
  • NIH. Role: Grant reviewer. Conflict Review Panel. 06/2006 - 07/2006
  • Social and Personality Compass. Editorial Board. 01/2006 - 12/2006
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/2006 - 12/2006
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Editorial Board. 01/2006 - 12/2006
  • American Psychological Association. Conference reviewer. 12/15/2005 - 12/30/2005
  • John Templeton Foundation. Grant Reviewer. 06/2005 - 07/2005
  • NIH. Role: Ad hoc committee member. Grant reviewer. 05/2005 - 06/2005
  • Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Editorial Board. 01/2005 - 12/2005
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Editorial Board. 01/2005 - 12/2005
  • NIH. Role: Ad hoc committee member. Grant reviewer. 01/2005 - 02/2005

Internal Service

  • Personnel Committee. Chair, 08/21/2023 - 12/31/2023. Department service.
  • Quantitative Job Search Committee. Member, 08/21/2023 - 12/31/2023. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023. Department service.
  • Professional Ethics and Interests Committee. Member, 01/01/2023 - 08/20/2023. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 08/2022 - 12/31/2022. Department service.
  • Clinical Career-Line position. Member, 08/2022 - 12/31/2022. Department service.
  • Social Psychology Search Commitee. Member, 08/2022 - 12/31/2022. Department service.
  • University of Utah Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Distinguished Mentor Award Committee. Member, 03/2019 - 03/2019. University service.
  • Chair. 01/01/2019 - 06/30/2021. Department service.
  • Department Chair. 07/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Mentoring Award committee. 03/16/2018 - 03/23/2018. College service.
  • Informed Consent Initiative. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. University service.
  • Associate Department Chair. 01/01/2018 - 06/30/2018. Department service.
  • Executive committee. 01/01/2018 - 06/30/2018. Department service.
  • Health, Society, and Policy Advisory Board . Board member, 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. College service.
  • CFAHR mentoring roundtable. Mentor, 10/12/2017 - 10/12/2017. College service.
  • Associate Chair. Associate Chair, 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018. Department service.
  • College Faculty Search Advisory Committee. Member, 05/08/2017 - 05/08/2017. College service.
  • Frederick T. Rhodewalt Award for Innovative Scholarship Review Committee . Member, 04/24/2017 - 04/28/2017. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 01/01/2017 - 05/01/2018. Department service.
  • Vice-Presidents Clinical and Translational Scholars (VPCAT) program. Senior Mentor, 01/01/2017 - 12/15/2017. University service.
  • Personnel Commitee. Chair, 01/01/2017 - 06/30/2017. Department service.
  • Psychology Student Advising Committee. Faculty meet and greet, 10/19/2016 - 10/19/2016. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 08/22/2016 - 12/31/2016. Department service.
  • CSBS Research Day. Judge, 04/21/2016 - 04/21/2016. College service.
  • Personnel Committee. Chair, 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016. Department service.
  • Vice-Presidents Clinical and Translational Scholars (VPCAT) program. Senior Mentor, 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016. College service.
  • Professional Interests and Ethics Committee. Member, 01/01/2016 - 07/01/2016. Department service.
  • CSBS Working Group on Interdisciplinary Research. Member, 01/01/2016 - 05/01/2016. College service.
  • Social Psychology Faculty Search Committee. Member, 10/2015 - 12/2015. Department service.
  • Vice-Presidents Clinical and Translational Scholars (VPCAT) program. Senior Mentor, 10/2015 - 12/2015. College service.
  • CSBS Working Group on Interdisciplinary Research. Member, 10/2015 - 12/2015. College service.
  • Developmental Psychology Faculty Search Committee. Member, 10/2015 - 12/2015. Department service.
  • Professional Ethics and Interest Committee. Member, 09/2015 - 12/2015. Department service.
  • Personnel Committee. Chair, 09/2015 - 12/2015. Department service.
  • Space Committee. Chair, 01/2014 - 07/2014. Department service.
  • Associate Chair. Associate Chair, 01/2014 - 07/2014. Department service.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Committee. Member, 01/2014 - 07/2014. College service.
  • Cognitive and Neural Science Search Committee. Member, 10/2013 - 01/2014. Department service.
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Committee. Member, 03/2013 - 04/2013. University service.
  • Space committee. Chair, 01/2013 - 12/2013. Department service.
  • Associate Chair. 01/2013 - 12/2013. Department service.
  • Social and Behavioral Science Committee . Member, 01/2013 - 12/2013. College service.
  • College Research Advisory Commitee. Member, 01/2013 - 07/2013. College service.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Committee. Member, 09/2012 - 12/2012. College service.
  • Dean's Research Advisory Council. Member, 01/2012 - 12/2012. College service.
  • Associate Department Chair. Associate Chair, 01/2012 - 12/2012. Department service.
  • Space Commitee. Chair, 01/2012 - 12/2012. Department service.
  • Social Science Area Commitee. Member, 01/2012 - 08/2012. College service.
  • Associate Department Chair . 07/2011 - 12/2011. Department service.
  • Space Commitee. Chair, 07/2011 - 12/2011. Department service.
  • Executive Commitee. 01/2011 - 12/2011. Department service.
  • Social Science Area Committee. 01/2011 - 12/2011. University service.
  • Reseach Advisory Council. 01/2011 - 12/2011. College service.
  • Social Science Area. 07/2010 - 12/2010. University service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 01/2010 - 12/2010. Department service.
  • Space Committee. Chair, 01/2010 - 07/2010. Department service.
  • Associate Chair. 01/2010 - 07/2010. Department service.
  • Dean's Research Advisory Council. Member, 01/2010 - 05/2010. College service.
  • Leadership Development Program Participant. 09/2008 - 12/2009. University service.
  • Professional Interests and Ethics Committee. Member, 07/2006 - 12/2006. Department service.
  • Diversity Committee. Chair, 07/2006 - 12/2006. Department service.
  • Personnel Committee. Member, 01/2006 - 07/2006. Department service.
  • Social Area Chair. Area Chair, 01/2006 - 07/2006. Department service.
  • Personnel Committee. Member, 07/2005 - 12/2005. Department service.
  • Social Area Chair. Area Chair, 01/2005 - 12/2006. Department service.
  • Professional Interests and Ethics Committee. Member, 01/2005 - 07/2005. Department service.
  • Graduate Council. Member, 01/2005 - 07/2005. University service.
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Search Committee. Member, 01/2005 - 04/2005. Department service.

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Distinguished Mentor Award. University of Utah, 05/01/2018
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 04/27/2017
  • Fellow. Association for Psychological Science, 09/2015
  • Fellow, Division 8 (Personality and Social Psychology). American Psychological Association, 06/2015
  • Superior Research Award (Senior level). College of Social and Behavioral Sciences , 05/2013
  • Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award. University of Utah, 05/2013
  • Superior Teaching Award. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2009
  • Irwin Altman Outstanding Faculty Award. University of Utah, 2008
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging. APA, 2007
  • Certificate of Recognition for Distinguished and Exemplary Service to Students with Disabilities. University of Utah Disability Services, 2007
  • Psi Chi Oustanding Faculty Member of the Year Award. University of Utah, 2007

In the Media

  • The New York Times (May, 2023). Your most ambivalent relationships are the most toxic. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/28/opinion/frenemies-relationships-health.html. 05/01/2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/28/opinion/frenemi...
  • The New York Times (December, 2020). Combating an epidemic of loneliness. 12/2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/18/well/pandemic-l...
  • Wall Street Journal (July, 2020). Isolating the elderly is bad for their health. 07/2020. https://www.wsj.com/articles/isolating-the-elderly...
  • The Washington Post (March, 2020). Human connection bolsters the immune system. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be kind. 03/2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/03/31/...
  • National Public Radio (January, 2020). Most Americans are lonely and our workplace culture may not be helping. https://www.kuow.org/stories/most-americans-are-lonely-and-our-workplace-culture-may-not-be-helping. 01/2020. https://www.kuow.org/stories/most-americans-are-lo...
  • Washington Post (October, 2019). “You can do this!” Breast cancer support campaign shows power of handwritten letters. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/you-can-do-this-breast-cancer-support-campaign-shows-power-of-handwritten-letters/2019/10/28/e96097da-f77e-11e9-8cf0-4cc99f74d127_story.html. 10/2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/...
  • Psychology Today (October, 2018). Its cold and flu season, call a friend. 10/2018. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brain-wave...
  • Monitor on Psychology (APA, March, 2018). Life-saving relationships. 03/2018. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/03/life-saving-re...
  • News Works (April, 2015). Could better health be a hug away? 04/2015.
  • Boston Globe (April, 2015). Dangers of Loneliness. 04/2015.
  • New York Magazine (February, 2015). A work frenemy can make you better at your job. 02/2015.
  • BBC Future (November, 2014). Anti-social networks. Health risks of love-hate relationships. 11/2014.
  • NBC Today Show Online (June, 2014). Expert commentary on negative social ties and incident hypertension. 06/2014.
  • 10 reasons why we love love. Salon. 03/2014.
  • The Times of India: Ambivalent hearts at higher heart disease risk. 02/2014.
  • Men's Health: Is Your Heart—Actually—Breaking? 02/2014.
  • Pacific Standard: For Couples, Mutual Ambivalence Increases Cardiovascular Risk. 02/2014.
  • ABC 4 (Utah): A Happy Marriage is Good For The Heart. 02/2014.
  • Daily Mail (UK): Couples with mixed feelings about marriage are more at risk of heart disease. 02/2014.
  • Reuters News: Marriage Quality May Influence Heart Disease Risk. 02/2014.
  • China Times: The other half has relatively strong support for the heart . 02/2014.
  • The Washington Times: Study finds spousal support, cardiac health link. 02/2014.
  • CBS News: Not into your spouse? It may hurt your heart health. 02/2014.
  • San Francisco Chronicle: Ambivalence toward spouse may influence heart disease risk. 02/2014.
  • Utah Educational Network SciFi Friday Expert Commentator (Scrooge). 12/2013.
  • National Public Radio: Maybe Isolation, Not Loneliness, Shortens Life. 03/2013.
  • Scientific American: Fickle Friends: How to Deal with Frenemies. 05/2011.
  • Time Magazine . 07/2010. Recipe for Longevity: No Smoking, Lots of Friends