Iris Chi

Chinese-American Golden Age Association/Dr. Frances Wu Chair for Chinese Elderly Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert in elderly health and gerontology, and currently directs the China Program

Aging Gerontology China Caregiving Behavioral Health

Ryan J. Watson, PhD.

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Watson's research focuses on vulnerable adolescents, with a focus on interpersonal relationships.

Social Support LGBTQ Health Sexual Health, HIV Prevention Sexual/Gender Minority Youth and Young Adult Health Family Acceptance and Rejection

Máire B. Ford

Associate Professor of Psychology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Social isolation and exclusion Social Perception Processes in Interpersonal Interactions. Social Support Processes Influence of Relationship Processes On Health and Well-Being

Karen Lincoln

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Lincoln's research focuses on stress, aging, and mental health disparities

Alzheimer Disease Minority Health Social Networks African American Families Social Work

Brett Marroquín

Associate Professor of Psychology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Clinical Psychology Psychopathology Emotion and Emotion Regulation Intimate Relationships Mood Disorders

Kristine Jacquin, PhD

Dean, School of Psychology + Doctoral Faculty, Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychology professor and licensed clinical psychologist with a consulting practice focused on forensic and neuropsychological evaluations

Forensic Psychology Neuropsychology Substance Abuse in Interpersonal Violence Victims Use and Abuse of Prescription Psychostimulants Intellectual Disability in Capital Crimes

Donghee Yvette Wohn

Assistant Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dr. Wohn studies the role of algorithms and social interactions in livestreaming, esports, gaming, and social media.

Algorithm and Society eSports Social Media Human-Computer Interaction

Amy Gorin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences · University of Connecticut

Professor focused on long-term weight loss.

Weight Loss Maintenance Behavioral Weight Management Obesity Social Support

Leia Saltzman

Assistant professor of social work · Tulane University

Leia Saltzman is an expert on trauma associated with community violence and mass disaster.

Trauma Posttraumatic growth Mass disaster COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Community Resilience

Julia Felton

Assistant Professor of Public Health · Michigan State University

Dr. Julia Felton is a child clinical psychologist whose work focuses on treating early predictors of the development of depression.

Psychopathology Depression Substance use

Anna Muraco

Professor and Chair of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Intersection of Gay and Straight Life in Aging Social Relationships Gender Aging and the Life Course Caregiving and Friendship Across the Life Course

Jim Mendez, PhD

Assistant Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Jim Mendez, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC is an expert in lung disease and transplantation, pharmacology, and clinical ethics

Nurse Practitioner Practice Opioid Addiction & Recovery Lung Transplantation Pharmacology Psychological Predictors of Health Outcomes

Maria Aranda

Executive Director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Research interests address interplay between chronic illness, social resources & psychological well-being in low-income minority populations

Aging Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Caregiving Family Caregiving

James Ellor, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work · Baylor University

Dr. Ellor works with older adults around issues of mental and spiritual health

Disaster Behavioral Health Military Family Coping Stress, Trauma and PTSD Mental Health for Older Adults Knowledge and Attitudes of Aging

Matt Barton

Professor of Communication, Department Chair · Southern Utah University

Specializing in rhetoric and persuasion in public discourse, communication theory, and critical thinking

Communication Theories Professional Writing and Presentations Public Discourse Teaching Communication Theory Conflict and Communication in Relationships

Connie Corley, PhD

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Connie Corley, PhD is a member of the doctoral faculty in the School of Leadership Studies

Human Development and Consciousness Spirituality Positive Psychology Interdisciplinary Teamwork Family Caregiving

Professor Mhairi Gibson

Professor in Anthropology · University of Bristol

Researching cultural traditions and norms and the associated harmful risks to health

Child Care Female Lifestyles Public Health Community Lifestyles FGM

Lisa Scarton

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Lisa Scarton focuses her research on reducing health disparities among American Indian populations, especially Type 2 diabetes.

Health Disparities Type 2 Diabetes

Dr Lola Canamero

Reader in Adaptive Systems and Head of the Embodied Emotion Cognition and (inter-) action Lab · University of Hertfordshire

Lola’s work explores the emotions between humans and robots, particularly when robots are used to provide therapy or learning opportunities.

Human-Robot Interaction Artificial Intelligence Robots Robots as Therapy

Linda Beeber, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing · UNC at Chapel Hill

Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing

Mental Health Psychiatry Pediatric Nursing Behavioural Treatment Post-Partum Depression