I study future-oriented thinking-–planning, prevention, goals, optimism, and fatalism--because these concepts are central to health, wealth, achievement and well-being. I study 1) how people may proactively manage familial disease risk through precision medicine and behavior change, including responses to cancer genetic testing and other health-risk communications, and 2) individual, cultural and socioeconomic differences in how people think about genetic causes and whether they are modifiable.
- Bachelor of Arts, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
- Master of Arts, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS A
- Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS A