Principal Investigator
Michelle L. Stock, PhD


Dr. Stock received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in psychology from Iowa State University. She is interested in many areas of social and health

psychology, including: sexual behaviors, sun protection interventions,

substance use, discrimination and racial disparities in health, gender differences in health cognitions and behaviors, social comparison, perceived vulnerability, and dual-processing models. Dr. Stock teaches classes in social psychology, health psychology, health interventions, and social influence at GWU.

Dr. Stock's CV

Graduate Students
Brianne Molloy, M.Phil

Brianne is finishing her dissertation project and expected to graduate in Fall 2018. She received her B.S. from Bridgewater State University in 2013 with a major in Psychology and her M.Phil. in 2016 from GWU. Her research examines health information avoidance and the potential risks and benefits of receiving wanted versus unwanted information. Her other research interests include increasing sun protection cognitions and behavior using the ultraviolet (UV) photography intervention, investigating the impact of racial discrimination on risky health cognitions, and exploring the reasons why college students engage in non-medical prescription stimulant (NPS) use. 

                                                                                                              Molloy CV

Charlotte Hagerman, B.S.

Charlotte is a rising third year doctoral student. She received her BS from the University of Mary Washington in 2014 with a major in Psychology. After graduation, Charlotte worked as a research assistant at Georgetown University Medical Center before starting the doctoral program at GWU. She is interested in studying how people make health decisions, especially in terms of substance use and eating. 

                                                                                                       Hagerman CV

Katarina Aubuchon, B.A.

Katarina is currently a first year doctoral student. In December 2016, she received her B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Furman University. Prior to attending GWU, she worked in cardiology research at the Baylor Research Institute in Temple, Texas. Her interests in social and health psychology are broad, and she looks forward to researching how health inequalities can be explained and corrected by social psychology.

                                                                                                       Aubuchon CV

Research Assistants
Spring/Summer 2018
  • Maria Correa​
  • Samantha Dewees​
  • Sara Glaser​
  • Stevie Schapiro
  • Saron Setotaw​
  • Sabrina Steinberg
  • Laura Wolter​
  • Paula Zanotti


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