Faren Grant, Ph.D.


Psychology 2016

Area of Doctoral Study: Psychology
Undergraduate Institute: Emory University

Research Advisor:  Shari R. Waldstein, Ph.D.

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher,  The Center for Health in the Design Lab at UCSD

Former 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.