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Bryan, Angela Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Bryan's research has focused on a transdisciplinary approach to the study of health and risk behavior, and the development of interventions to improve health. Dr. Bryan capitalizes on the integration of basic scientific discoveries regarding biological determinants of health and risk behavior (e.g., genetics, neurocognition, inflammation) and applied intervention work to change behavior. Much of her work has concerned the reduction of sexual risk behavior among adolescents, which has been funded by NIAAA and NIDA. A second focus is the reduction of diseases associated with sedentary lifestyle (heart disease, Type II diabetes, a number of cancers) through increasing physical exercise. This work is funded by NCI. Finally, Dr. Bryan is interested in the possible effects of physical exercise on brain health and functioning, particularly in older adults. This work is funded by NIA. Dr. Bryan is also studying cannabis from both harm reduction and health promotion perspectives.


  • health psychology, health behavior, exercise, cannabis, genetics, neurocognition, biopsychosocial model, HIV/STD, mating psychology


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courses taught

  • IPHY 4870 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Department enforced prerequisites: IPHY 2800 and IPHY 3700.
  • IPHY 4930 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Provides an opportunity for field/laboratory work in a variety of different settings. Consult with faculty for approval. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: completion of at least two of the major core classes.
  • PSYC 3111 - Psychological Science 2: Research Methods in Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides a foundation in research methodology to give students the ability to design, conduct, analyze, and present (both verbally and in writing) an empirical study in psychology. Allows students to be effective producers and consumers of research.
  • PSYC 4011 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Critically reviews some aspect of psychological literature, scholarly analysis of a major psychological issue, and/or empirical research project. See the psychology honors director for further information.
  • PSYC 4606 - Advanced Topics in Social Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    In-depth study of selected topics in social psychology. Particular section content each semester is determined by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours, provided the topics vary.
  • PSYC 5656 - Advanced Graduate Research Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Provides training in the philosophical roots of empirical research, inference of causality, internal and external validity and reliability. These topics will be covered as they relate to a range of research designs including passive observational, experimental, quasi-experimental, meta-analytic and longitudinal. Additional topics include statistical inference and research ethics.
  • PSYC 6951 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.
  • PSYC 7536 - Personality and Social Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Selected topics in the area of social-personality psychology. Students may register for more than one section of this course within the term and/or within their graduate career. These seminars may be on one of the following topics: stereotyping and prejudice, social neuroscience, person perception, social psychology and the self, health and social psychology, race and ethnic identity, or social cognition. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.


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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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