The Psychology Department will welcome Dr. Lisa Christian to campus on Tuesday, November 4th to deliver this year's Psychology Research Colloquium. Dr. Christian will speak on "Stress and Immune Function during Pregnancy: An Emerging Focus in Mind-Body Medicine" at 3:00 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education Building. This event is free and open to the public. A meet-and-greet with Ashland University students is also being scheduled for earlier in the afternoon on November 4th; details about that event will also be posted on the blog.
Dr. Christian completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri before earning her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University. After completing her degrees, she returned to OSU in 2008 as a member of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research as a clinical health psychologist. She currently holds appointments an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Obstetrics/Gynecology at OSU. Her main area of research is in stress and immune responses.