Lab Members


Tiffany Berzins, Ph.D.

Tiffany is a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab. She completed her Ph.D. in social and health psychology at University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016. Her research focuses on identifying the mechanisms with which romantic relationships promote healthy behaviors in a day-to-day context. The broader objective of this work is to connect romantic relationship interdependence to longer-term physical health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes.


Jessica LaBuda, B.A.

Jess is a first-year graduate student in the lab. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Saint Vincent College in 2016. Her research focuses on accuracy and bias in couples' perceptions of motivations. She is also interested in emotion regulation, communication, and power -- specifically on the roles these factors play  within romantic dyadic interactions.


Abbey is the lab's doggie favourite. She is an 11-year old Golden Retriever, who is primarily interested in getting lots of attention and treats. She is hoping that there is more affection and tasty treats in her future!









Lab Alumni

Alexandra Chong, Ph.D.

Alex was a graduate student in the lab and she is currently working as a Social Science Research Analyst at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation (CMMI) in the Department of Health and Human Services.




Emma M. Marshall, Ph.D.

Emma was a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab and she is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. (Lucky Emma!)




Angela Ehrich, B.A.

Angela was an undergraduate student in the lab starting in her freshman year and has graduated with a publication from her independent project in the lab. She graduated from Kent State University with University Honors in December of 2016, and is currently a graduate student in school psychology Kent State University.