About

Drawing by Joanne M. Chung

I’m an incoming Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. I received my PhD in Personality, Development, and Health Psychology and a MS in Statistics from Northwestern University in June 2022. During my time in graduate school, I worked in the Personality, Motivation, and Cognition Lab with Dr. William Revelle. Much of my work is based off the free web-based personality survey, the SAPA Project. This assessment provides participants individualized feedback regarding their personality as it pertains to temperament and cognitive ability. My research has primarily focused on the role of individual differences (personality traits, cognitive ability, and interests) and how they predict and contribute to cognitive, emotional, health, and life outcomes. Beyond this work, I am also trained and interested in psychometrics and statistics.

Before joining the Psychology department at Northwestern University, I was a program assistant in the department of Medical Social Sciences. In this role I primarily worked on with a team of researchers to help support the NIH Toolbox and projects such as the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes: Patient Reported Outcomes Research Resource and the National Person-Centered Assessment Resource.

Prior to that, I completed a Bachelor of Art in psychology and a Bachelor of Art in art, media, and design at DePaul University. During this time I worked in the Stress and Coping Lab with Dr. Kathryn Grant and the Social Development Lab with Dr. Yan Li in collaboration with Dr. Linda Camras and Dr. Michelle Wright.