Evelyn Sarsar

Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
M.S., Family Studies and Human Development; B.A., Psychological Science
Hometown: 
Murrieta, CA

I am a third-year doctoral student in the Family Studies and Human Development program. My research broadly focuses on the biological and social contexts of well-being among Latinx youth, specificaly the effect of racial discrimination on mental health and physiological stress responses. I am particularly interested in the physiological processes underlying risk, namely investigating the role of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis and diurnal cortisol rhythm on mental health outcomes. 

 

 

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