PhD, Stanford University, 2009
Dr. Frances Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Her research combines approaches from health psychology, social psychology, and neuroendocrinology to investigate how our social lives are connected to our mental and physical health. Her work examines how loneliness and social contact “get under the skin” to affect our physical health, and how hormonal changes during puberty affect teenagers’ social and emotional development.
Research interests include social connection, social support, stress, coping, conflict and negotiation, hormones, neuroendocrinology.
For a list of Dr. Chen’s publications, please visit her lab website.
- Michael Smith Health Research BC C2 Award (2022)
- Killam Faculty Research Fellowship (2019)
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2018)
- CIHR New Investigator Award (2016)
- Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Award (2016)