Dr. Stacey N. Doan is the new director of the Berger Insitute.
Dr. Stacey N. Doan received her BA from Carleton College and her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University. She was an assistant professor at Boston University, before moving to her current position at Claremont Mckenna College. Dr. Doan also directs the Applied Mind and Health Laboratory.
Dr. Doan’s research focuses on maternal and child health, and relations between mind and body. She is particularly interested in the role of the social environment and its effects on physical health and psychological well- being. In particular, her research examines the impact of factors such as socioeconomic status, culture, and personal relationships on emotional experiences and stress reactivity. Her research is unique in its emphasis on taking a biological-ecological-systems approach to examining social-emotional processes and their effects on adjustment and health. She is the recipient of the Western Psychological Association Early Career Award, and the Society for Research on Child Development – Asian Caucus Early Career Award. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and multiple foundations.