Sr. Lecturer with Security of Employment-Emerita, Psychological Science
School of Social Ecology
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Phone: (949) 824-6435, 5574
Fax: (949) 824-3002
University of California, Irvine
Psychology and Social Behavior
3317 Social Ecology Building II
Mail Code: 7085
Irvine, CA 92697
social costs of inadequate employment, adverse effects of unemployment, progression of alcohol disorder, early onset drinking among adolescents
My primary research areas include the health and social costs of inadequate employment which includes the study of the adverse effects of unemployment, discouragement, involuntary part time employment, poverty wage employment on outcomes such as depression, self-esteem, alcohol disorder, and birth weight. Another area of interest (and currently funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) is in the progression of alcohol disorder over the adolescent and adult lifespan. This research is aimed at identifying the precursors as well as the consequences of early onset drinking among adolescents.
Please see link to PSB Faculty Webpage for updated publication listing.