Graduate Students


Amber Anthenien

Amber Anthenien

B.S., Psychology, Portland State University
M.S., Applied Social and Health Psychology, Colorado State University
Research Interests: Individual differences in impulsivity, sensation-seeking, and self-regulation as predictors of adolescent and college student alcohol use and risky sexual behaviors. Social norms approach to prevention; mediators and moderators of intervention effectiveness.


Zachary Baker

Zachary Baker

B.A., Psychology Arcadia, Univearsity
Research Interests:
Self-Determination Theory, Rusbult Investment Model, Authenticity, Initial Sensing of Compatibility.
E-mail: zbaker@uh.edu


Maggie Britton

Maggie Britton

B.A., Psychology, Oakland University
Research Interests: The benefits of engaging in parasocial relationships, factors influencing posttraumatic growth, and the impact of substance use on close relationships.


Amelia Coffman

Amelia Coffman

B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University
Research Interests:Psychometrics/item response theory, instrument development & validation, statistical methods, addictive behaviors in the context of the abstinence violation effect, social norms, coping behaviors in individuals and relationships after adverse events
E-mail: ameliadawn@gmail.com


Sana Haddad

Sana Haddad

B.A., Psychology
Research Interest: Addictions, relationship-specific alcohol expectancies, and the influence of substance use on relationship functioning.


Benjamin Hadden

Benjamin W. Hadden

B.A., Psychology,University of Delaware
Research Interests: The role of motivations and goals in relationship processes, mainly through the lens of self-determination theory. I am particularly interested in the influence of intrinsic motivations on relationship maintenance strategies, such as support for one’s partner and responses to relationship threats.
E-mail: bhadden1765@gmail.com


Heather Krieger

Heather Krieger

B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan
Research Interests:
Peer communication and drinking behaviors, medication compliance and alcohol consumption, and alcohol experiences, attitudes, and motives; Body Vandalism and the Fear of Missing Out
E-mail: hkrieger@uh.edu


Jordana Lembo

Jordana Lembo

B.A., Psychology, Penn State
Research Interests: Intervention/prevention programs targeted at decreasing college sexual assaults, and the role of alcohol in college sexual assaults.


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Angie LeRoy

B.S., Psychology, University of North Florida
Research Interests:Self-perceived Burden, Social & Physical Pain Perception, Psychosocial Interventions for chronic pain patients
E-mail: asleroy@central.uh.edu


Whitney Petit

Whitney Petit

B.S., Psychology, Western Carolina University
M.A., General-Experimental Psychology, Western Carolina University
Research Interests: Maintenance mechanisms in romantic relationships, relationship-contingent self-esteem, and the interplay between attractiveness and romantic relationships.
Email: wepetit@uh.edu


Michelle Quist

Michelle Quist

BA. Psychology from LeTourneau University (Longview, TX)
MRes in Psych from University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
Research Interests: Communication in relationships, conflict resolution, self-determination theory, perception of non-verbal cues, non-verbal communication, self-concept.
E-mail: mcquist@uh.edu


Mary M. Tomkins

Mary M. Tomkins

B.S. Psychology, Abilene Christian University
M.S. Psychology, Abilene Christian University
Research Interests: religion and substance abuse; religion and alcohol recovery; ostracism
Email: mtomkins@uh.edu


Reese Tou

Reese Tou

B.A. Political Science, National Taiwan University
M.S. Psychology, National Taiwan University,
Research Interests: Self-determination theory, Authenticity, Health psychology, and Body image.
E-mail: ytou@uh.edu


Chun Yiu (Nelson) Yeung

Nelson C. Y. Yeung

B.S., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.Phil., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Interests:Health psychology, Psycho-oncology, Dyadic adaptation to chronic illness and patient-caregiver relationships, Influence of masculine norms on men’s health, Post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic growth after natural disasters and life-threatening diseases
E-mail: cyeung@uh.edu


Chelsie Young

Chelsie M. Young

B.A., Psychology, Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Experimental Psychology, the College of William and Mary
Research Interests: Interventions utilizing personalized normative feedback and expressive writing to promote health and well-being and reduce risk behaviors. Self-efficacy; drinking motives; drinking identity; self-conscious emotions (guilt and shame);  and religious influences on risk behaviors. 
E-mail: cyoung2@uh.edu 


Camilla Overup

Celia C. Y. Wong

B.S., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.Phil., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Interests: Expressive Writing, Cancer Survivorship, Self-Compassion, Resilience, Stigma, Health Psychology and Cultural Differences