Profiles in "Health Psychology" Expertise Area

  • Felipe Castro's research interests include health promotion and relapse prevention in Hispanic populations, with focus on motivational aspects in HIV prevention, drug abuse, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
  • Davis examines how social and emotional risk and resilience factors shape adaptation to stress.
  • Presson studies spatial reasoning and development, as well smoking across the life span.
  • As members of the kinesiology program, Hoffner and her colleagues take pride in developing challenging, relevant courses that utilize many different evidence-based pedagogical styles and methods.
  • Arlene Fernandez, M.A. has a background in Health Psychology and over 10 years of experience in health research. She oversees multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 projects.
  • Using a behavioral epidemiology framework, Vargas studies behavioral processes involved in the management of oral health, asthma, food allergy, sleep, obesity, depression and suicidal behaviors.
  • Colleen Clemency Cordes' research interests focus on primary care behavioral health and workforce development for integrated primary care.
  • Michael Todd is a collaborating statistician who works primarily on externally-funded research projects aimed at testing models of psychological well-being, health behaviors, and health outcomes.
  • Clarke is a faculty associate at ASU and president of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association. He is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
  • Silverberg earned his Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from Arizona State University in 2011.