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WISE Speaker Series - featuring Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad

Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12:00pm
Reid Hall, 101

Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Brigham Young University, where she also serves as the Social Psychology chair. From 2007-2010 she was also a faculty affiliate of the Women's Research Institute. She is the director of the Social Psychophysiology Laboratory.

Dr. Holt-Lunstad's program of research takes an interdisciplinary and multi-level approach to understanding the associations between social relationships and long-term health outcomes, factors that may moderate the association, and the biological (autonomic, neuroendocrine, gene) pathways by which these associations occur. She has also recently begun work that examines how social relationships may be utilized in interventions to potentially reduce risk. She has been awarded the Citation Award for Excellence in Research by the Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2006, 2008, and 2010, and has received considerable international media attention for her research. She is a member of the American Psychosomatic Society, European Health Psychology Society, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association (div 1, 8, 38), and is a fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

This lecture is sponsored by Women in Science and Engineering, Montana INBRE, Department of Psychology, and Psi Chi National Honor Society

Following the speaker, lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Meg Huntoon at

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