Amanda Marin-Chollom, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Central Connecticut State University where she teaches and conducts health psychology research. She teaches Research Methods, Psychology of Women, Diversity within Latino/a Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, and Evaluation Research courses. She earned her PhD in psychology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York; Master’s in psychology from San Diego State University, and bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Her research broadly encompasses the psychological adaption processes involved in the adjustment to cancer, and the socio-demographic factors that impact these processes, such as cultural values and beliefs. More specifically her current research interests focus on cancer health disparities in two areas: stress and coping, and cancer survivorship. Further, in her research I aim to understand chronic illness prevention and how cultural values and beliefs in health impact diet and physical activity lifestyle choices and the role of others in these lifestyle choices.