We are studying the extent to which different psychosocial (e.g., germ aversion, political ideology) and demographic factors have shaped COVID-19 preventive health behaviors. We are particularly interested in the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and factors underlying COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

Representative Publications

Haliwa, I., Wilson, J., Lee, J., & Shook, N. J. (2021). Predictors of change in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Affective Disorders, 291, 331-337.  

Wilson, J. M., Lee, J., & Shook, N. J. (2020). COVID-19 worries and mental health: The moderating effect of age. Aging and Mental Health.

Haliwa, I., Lee, J., Wilson, J. & Shook, N. J. (2020). Mindfulness and engagement in COVID-19 preventive behavior. Preventive Medicine Reports, 101246.

Shook, N. J., Sevi, B., Lee, J., Fitzgerald, H. N., & Oosterhoff, B. (2020). Disease avoidance in the time of COVID-19: The behavioral immune system is associated with concern and preventative health behaviors. PLoS ONE, 15, e0238015.