Area of Doctoral Study: Psychology
Undergraduate Institute: Emory University
Research Advisor: Shari R. Waldstein, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch
Description of Research
Faren’s research focuses on interrelations among stress, coping styles, emotional functioning, and cardiovascular health. She has examined the role of positive and negative emotions and psychological well-being in engaging inflammatory processes of the immune system and associated cardiovascular disease pathogenesis. Faren also has applied interests in health information design, health technology design, and health technology use.