Jacob E. Cheadle (2005)

Happold Associate Professor Sociology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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Jacob E. Cheadle (2005)

My research focuses on how social processes intersect with biological processes to create individual variation in social functioning and health from late childhood and into adulthood. For example, our lab is currently studying how experiencing racial discrimination interacts with stress physiology to shape health disparities in a community sample. In the laboratory, we are interested in how peer pressure can bias adolescent and college students’ decision-making towards risky behaviors. The different projects I am involved with seek to integrate measures at multiple levels of analysis including social networks, physiology, neurobiology, and genetics. We are also interested in social experiences and health over daily to long-term time scales, and using survey and experimental methods.