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Graduate Students


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Joanne Angosta

B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Research Interests: Cultural influences on risky health behaviors and interventions.
E-mail: jangosta@uh.edu


Maggie Britton

Maggie Britton

B.A., Psychology, Oakland University
Research Interests: Generally, how social interactions influence health behaviors (e.g., smoking cessation, alcohol use); specifically, how subtle, yet potentially harmful, social interactions related to race (i.e., microaggressions) influence health behaviors at the daily level
E-mail: mkbritto@central.uh.edu


Maggie Britton

Lindsay Browne

B.A., Psychology, Antioch College
Research Interests: Well being in close relationships, stigmatized identities, and non-monogamous relationships.
E-mail: ljbrowne@CougarNet.UH.EDU

Sana Haddad

Sana Haddad

MA Psychology, University of Houston
Research Interest: Relationship-specific alcohol expectancies, influence of substance use on the romantic relationship, post-traumatic symptoms.
E-mail:shaddad@central.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.


Tingshu Liu

Tingshu Liu

B.S., Applied Psychology, Beijing Forestry University
M.S., Positive Developmental Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
Research Interests: Creativity, Personality, and Flow theory.
Email: tliu31@cougarnet.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


Whitney Petit

Jace Pierce

B.S., Baylor University 
MPH (Master of Public Health), Baylor University
Research Interests: Sexual health and decision making among LGB couples; Alcohol and substance as a coping mechanism among LBG couples; Health information disclosure in intimate relationships; and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).
Email: jace.pierceuh@gmail.com


Whitney Petit

Surizaday Serrano

B.S., Psychology & Economics, University of Houston
Research Interests:Individual Differences, Resilience, Social Support, and Overall Well-being.
Email: saserrano@uh.edu


Taylor Simons

Taylor Simons

B.S., Psychology, Texas Christian University
M.Ed., Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: Subjective evaluations and perceptions of alcohol-related consequences, influences of shame and guilt on alcohol use, motivational interviewing, and expressive writing interventions.
Email: tsimons2@uh.edu


Andrea Sutu

Andrea Sutu, MS

B.S. Universitat Jaume I, Spain
M.Sc. Utrecht Universiteit, The Netherlands.
Research Interests: Individual Differences, Wellbeing, Creativity, Humor, Personality Theories, Special populations, Traumatic Events
Email: aesutu@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


Carol Wang

Carol Wang

B.S., Psychology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Research Interests: Resilience, Post-traumatic Growth, Underserved populations (Low Socioeconomic Status, Immigrants), Stress and Coping, Cancer Survivorship, Cultural Psychology, Positive Psychology
E-mail: cwang69@uh.edu


Carol Wang

Andrew Weinstein

B.S. Political Science, State University of New York the College at Brockport
B.S. Psychology, University of New Mexico
Research Interests: Motivation for substance use, simultaneous alcohol and cannabis use, stress and coping
E-mail: apweinst@cental.uh.edu


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Meisam Vahedi

B.S., Metallurgy Engineering and Material Sciences, University of Tehran
M.A., Sociology; Social Sciences, University of Tehran
M.A., Religious Studies, Florida International University
Research Interests:The advantages and disadvantages of engaging in parasocial relationships, social surrogacy and well-being, close relationships, and need to belong theory.
E-mail: mvahedi@uh.edu


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David Wittkower

B.A., Psychology, University of Texas
Research Interests:The positive and negative effects on relationship functioning, relationship specific alcohol expectancies within LGB couples, and effects of minority stress on alcohol consumption on LGB couples.
E-mail: Ldwittkower@uh.edu