Grad Students

Phoebe Lam

Graduate Student

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Phoebe Lam is a doctoral student in the Personality, Development, and Health Psychology area at Northwestern University. Phoebe is broadly interested in how psychosocial factors (e.g., socioeconomic status) can give rise to health disparities. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the mechanistic roles of immunological and behavioral processes as well as the moderating role of emotion regulation using primary-analytic and meta-analytic approaches.

Makeda Austin

Graduate Student

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Makeda is a doctoral student in Personality and Health Psychology at Northwestern University working with Dr. Edith Chen and Dr. Greg Miller. She received a B.S. in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research interests focus on understanding multidimensional patterns of risk and resilience. She is particularly interested in the intersections of race, socioeconomic status, and biological mechanisms in predicting health outcomes through early life to adulthood.