Lauren McKinley

Lauren McKinley

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I graduated from San Diego State University with a master’s degree in psychology in 2019. I am a first-year doctoral student in the Psychological Sciences Health Psychology program at UC Merced. My research interests include chronic illnesses, chronic pain, health outcomes, health disparities, health behavior change, interventions, and underrepresented populations. I have experience conducting health intervention research with chronic illness populations, including patients with breast cancer and fibromyalgia. I have also helped to design and implement a study which examined various demographic predictors that influenced individuals' perceived likelihood of hiring a health care advocate. My hobbies include photography and making jewelry for myself and my friends.  

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