Principal Investigator

About Professor Dunkel Schetter

Professor Christine Dunkel Schetter is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and                Psychiatry at UCLA. She is Director of the NIMH pre and postdoctoral training program in    Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health, and CoChair of Health Psychology PhD program. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and completed                          postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley with Dr. Richard Lazarus. Her broad research expertise is in stress, coping and social support in a variety of health and mental health contexts. She has studied social relationships and adjustment to cancer, coping with stress and social support in middle-aged couples, psychological adjustment to infertility, genetic screening for cystic fibrosis, and adjustment to HIV/AIDS.

For her program of research, go to home page.