To understand the biological mechanisms that explain how social relationships influence health, particularly close relationships like marital/spousal and family relationships.
Our current research directions:
- Using intensive repeated measures designs to study family functioning, health, and underlying biological mechanisms in naturalistic settings
- Understanding how family functioning, via inflammatory processes, can exacerbate the harmful effects of outdoor air pollution
- Interrogating underlying social-cognitive and biological mechanisms that link close intimate relationship quality to physical health
- Measuring social support in digital spaces, and implications for health
We focus on two sets of biological processes in couples, parents, and children:
- Our newest papers! August 9, 2018
2019 graduate admissions
Dr. Robles is interested in admitting a student with research interests in family functioning and health, and/or allostatic processes and trauma exposure for the 2019-2020 academic year. Visit Join our lab! for more info.
Several graduate students working with Dr. Robles are recruiting undergraduate research assistants. No paid opportunities are available at this time.