Jennifer Boylan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Health and Behavioral Sciences

Office Location:
North Classroom 3021A

Office Hours:
By appointment

As a health psychologist, my research addresses the ways in which psychological factors engender resilience and protect against health risks associated with disadvantaged social status (low socioeconomic standing, racial minority). This work utilizes multiple methodologies, including national longitudinal survey data, biological assessments of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, and laboratory assessments of emotion regulation and physiological reactivity and recovery to stress.

Postdoctoral, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2014-2016
Postdoctoral, Health Disparities Research Scholars Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine, 2013-2014
Ph.D., 2013, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Biological Psychology)
M.S., 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Biological Psychology)
B.A., 2008, Illinois Wesleyan University (Psychology)

Matthews, K.A., Boylan, J.M., Jakubowski, K.P., Cundiff, J., Lee, L., Pardini, D.A., & Jennings, J.R. (In press). Socioeconomic status and parenting during adolescence in relation to ideal cardiovascular health in Black and White men. Health Psychology.

Cundiff, J.M., Boylan, J.M., Pardini, D.A., Matthews, K.A. (In press). Moving up matters: Socioeconomic mobility prospectively predicts better physical health. Health Psychology.

Boylan, J.M., Tsenkova, V.K., Miyamoto, Y., & Ryff, C.D. (In press). Psychological resources and glucoregulation in Japanese adults: findings from MIDJA. Health Psychology.

Fuller-Rowell, T.E., Curtis, D.S., El-Sheikh, M., Chae, D.H., Boylan, J.M., & Ryff, C.D. (2016). Racial disparities in sleep: The role of neighborhood disadvantage. Sleep Medicine27-28, 1-8.

Levine, C.S., Miyamoto, Y., Markus, H. R., Boylan, J.M., Park, J., Kitayama, S., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Coe, C. L., Love, G. D., & Ryff, C. D. (2016). Culture and healthy eating: The role of independence and interdependence in the U.S. and Japan. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 1335-48.

Boylan, J.M., Jennings, J.R., & Matthews, K.A. (2016). Childhood socioeconomic status and cardiovascular reactivity and recovery among black and white men: mitigating effects of psychological resources. Health Psychology35, 957-66.

Boylan, J.M., Lewis, T.T., Coe, C.L., & Ryff, C.D. (2015). Social inequalities, anger, and inflammation in the MIDUS national sample: Does race matter? Annals of Behavioral Medicine49, 570-578.

Boylan, J.M., & Ryff, C.D. (2015). Psychological well-being and metabolic syndrome: Findings from the MIDUS national sample. Psychosomatic Medicine77, 548-58.

Kitayama, S., Park, J., Boylan, J.M., Miyamoto, Y., Levine, C., Markus, H., Karasawa, M., Coe, C., Kawakami, N., Love, G.D., & Ryff, C. (2015). Anger expression and ill-health in two cultures: an examination of inflammation and cardiovascular risk. Psychological Science26, 211-220.

Boylan, J.M., & Ryff, C.D. (2015). High anger expression exacerbates the relationship between age and metabolic syndrome. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences70, 77-82.

Schaefer, S.M., Boylan, J.M., van Reekum, C.M., Norris, C.J., Greischar, L.L., Ryff, C.D., & Davidson, R.J. (2013). Purpose in life predicts better emotional recovery from negative stimuli. PLoS One, 8, e80329.

Boylan, J.M., & Ryff, C.D. (2013). Varieties of anger and the inverse link between education and inflammation: Toward an integrative framework. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 566-574.

Morozink, J. A., Friedman, E. M., Coe, C. L., & Ryff, C. D. (2010). Socioeconomic and psychosocial predictors of interleukin-6 in the MIDUS national sample. Health Psychology29, 626-635.

HBSC 7031: Human Ecology and Environmental Adaptation
PBHL 4099: Capstone Experience in Public Health