HeRD Lab Team
Jenny M. Cundiff, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Phone: (205) 348-5083
Office Location: Gordon Palmer Hall 183
Dr. Cundiff examines how our social lives contribute to poor physical health, and is particularly interested in how broad social factors like socioeconomic status and race may come to influence health through differences in everyday social interactions and experiences.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=SMPsg7sAAAAJ&hl=en
Chris Wendel, M.S.
Chris is 5th-year Clinical Health Psychology doctoral student working with Dr. Jenny Cundiff. He is interested in early environment, adversity, resilience, and later mental and physical health outcomes.
Clinical Internship: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus Ohio
Robert D. Faulk, M.S., M.A.
Office Location: Gordon Palmer Hall 186
"Bobby" is a 4th-year Clinical Health Psychology doctoral student working with Dr. Jenny Cundiff. He hails from Mobile, Alabama where he attended the University of South Alabama. There he earned his B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Experimental Psychology, and M.A. in Sociology, and he was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. His primary research interests revolve around the relations among socio-environmental factors (e.g., stress, parenting, social status) and psychophysiological functioning.
Adrian C. Williams, M.S.
Adrian is a 3rd-year Clinical Health Psychology doctoral student working with Dr. Jenny Cundiff. His research interest focuses on the psychological and biological mechanisms linking social-environmental influences on health. He is particularly interested in elucidating how social risk and protective factors (e.g., socioeconomic status, social relationships, stress, discrimination) translate into biological changes that impact mental and physical health.
Adrian is also a Pre-doctoral Scholar in the Health Policy Research Scholars program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Roni is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice and is originally from Tuscaloosa, AL. She is working as a research assistant in Dr. Jenny Cundiff's lab to analyze the biological mechanisms that link social and environmental factors to health. She is particularly interested in Clinical Psychology and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology after graduation. Her ultimate goal is to aid others in their overall well-being and personal development.
Riley is from Alpharetta, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2020 and worked as an undergraduate Research Assistant in the Health Relationships and Disparities Lab with Dr. Cundiff. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arizona.