Dr. Jennifer Sumner is the 2022 recipient of the American Psychosomatic Society’s Herbert Weiner Early Career Award. This award recognizes individuals who, early in their career, have contributed significantly to the field of psychosomatic science.
Dr. Sumner receives an R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to examine how mental health after trauma may relate to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Along with her Co-PI, Dr. Jaimie Gradus, she will utilize a prospective, population-based registry cohort of over 1 million trauma-exposed individuals to identify the manifestations of posttraumatic psychopathology most associated with CVD onset in a national sample of Danish men and women. These findings will be used to inform the development of targeted CVD prevention efforts in trauma-exposed populations.
DaiJa Moorehead joined our team as a Research Assistant.
Ira Kadet joined our team as a Research Assistant.
Lauren Perlmutter joined our team as a Research Assistant.
Tiffany Chen joined our team as a Research Coordinator. Find about more about Tiffany and our team here.
Segen Araya joined our team as a research assistant. Find about more about Segen and our team here.
Congratulations to Corinne for receiving the 2021 John Fels and Sherri Abend-Fels Award, an endowed fellowship from the UCLA Psychology Department!
Jordan was awarded the Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, Graduate Award from the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for her amazing research on women’s health. This award recognizes an outstanding research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavors.
Graduate student, Jordan Thomas, has been awarded the APF 2021 Henry David Research Grant in order to fund her research endeavors. This grant supports research in behavioral aspects of population studies or human reproductive behavior.
Sameen Mahmood joined our team as an undergraduate research assistant.
Jaifreen Bhangu joined our team as a Research Assistant. Learn more about Jaifreen and our team here!
Joan Li joined our team as a Research Assistant. Learn more about Joan and our team here!
Anusha Fatehpuria joined our team as a Research Assistant. Learn more about Anusha and our team here!
Dr. Sumner will be Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 2022 annual meeting. Her co-chair for the Annual Meeting Organizing Committee for 2022 will be Dr. Sierra Carter.
Jordan received a Graduate Summer Research Mentorship grant for a project she’s conducting on PTSD dimensions and maternal health correlates.
Corinne Meinhausen joined our team as a Graduate Student. Find about more about Corinne and our team here.
Sheila Zhang joined our team as a Research Assistant. Find about more about Sheila and our team here.
The Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star Designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the early stages of their research careers. Check out the designation here.
Dr. Sumner is excited to teach PSYCH 150: Introduction to Health Psychology at UCLA
Aarti Patel joined our team as a Research Assistant. Find about more about Aarti and our team here.
Jessica Nguyen joined our team as a Research Assistant. Find about more about Jessica and our team here.
Her paper, Posttraumatic stress disorder and inflammation: untangling issues of bidirectionality was published in Biological Psychiatry. Check it out here.
Annie Jeong joined our team as a Research Assistant. Learn more about Annie and our team here!
Dr. Sumner presented work at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies conference in Boston, MA. She presented work on the association between military sexual trauma and adverse mental and physical health outcomes in women veterans.
Dr. Sumner gave a talk entitled Unbreak my Heart: Can we Promote Cardiovascular Health after Trauma? at her Alma Mater, Pomona College.
Aileen Hsu joined our team as a Research Assistant. Find about more about Aileen and our team here.
Jordan Thomas joined our team as a Graduate Student Researcher.
Shiloh Cleveland joined the team as a Research Coordinator.
Kristina Reed joined our team as a Research Coordinator.