We are thrilled to introduce our newest faculty member, Dr. Ellen Yeung! Assistant Professor in the Applied Social Psychology program. Welcome, Dr. Yeung! Read more about her below:
Ellen Yeung, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, received her PhD in Social Psychology from Arizona State University, emphases in Health and Quantitative Psychology. Previously, she was an NIAAA-funded (T32) postdoctoral fellow in the Alcohol Studies Program at the University of Missouri at Columbia, where she received training in statistical genetics, the psychology of alcohol use and addiction.
The substantive goal of Dr. Yeung's research program is to understand unique and shared risk and resilience factors underlying addiction and chronic pain, and the mechanisms linking the two. In particular, using a lifespan developmental perspective, her work aims to examine the influences of genetics, social environment, and their interplay on: (1) the pathologies of addiction and pain, independently (2) sensitivity to pain among individuals with addiction; (3) susceptibility to addiction among patients with chronic pain; and (4) the biopsychosocial pathways that may account, at least in part, for the reciprocal relation between addiction and chronic pain. The qualitative goal of Dr. Yeung's research program is to bridge substantive and statistical knowledge to generate novel methodological and statistical approaches for addressing substantive interests.
She has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals including the Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Annals Behavioral Medicine, Development and Psychopathology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, PAIN, and Psychoneuroendocrinology.
She loves meditation and yoga, and she is an avid dog lover.