Half of all Americans are diagnosed with one or more chronic illnesses, like heart disease and cancer. Mindsets about these illnesses may have a profound impact on the diagnosis, progression, and treatment of these illnesses. This study aims to: (1) understand the distribution of mindsets held by a diverse group of both healthy and chronically ill Americans, and (2) identify relationships between these mindsets, biomarkers... more »
Qualities of patient-provider relationships may be especially important for patient who suffer from chronic illness and see providers repeatedly. This study aims to: 1. Longitudinally measure chronically ill patients' perceptions of how warm and competent their physician was during their most recent visit and, 2. Test whether these patient perceptions are related to outcomes of treatment, both psychological (e.g., stress)... more »
The goals of anosmia research should be to help those who have suddenly lost their sense of smell to regain it. Scientists need to know more about olfactory nerves, their connections, their regeneration, how nerves can be rerouted, etc.