Mariam Hussain

Undergraduate Student

I am currently a 4th year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. My research broadly focuses on clinical health psychology, particularly the study of psychosomatics in various diseased and aging populations including neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and the elderly. I am interested in studying the interaction between lifestyle factors, individual differences, and various cognitive therapies' effects on neuropsychological and cognitive functioning in these groups. I am in the process of completing an honors thesis under the under the supervision of Dr. Ruchika Shaurya Prakash in the Clinical Neuroscience Lab investigating the role of mindfulness disposition in moderating the impact of perceived stress on mental abilities and cognitive control capacities within the elderly. Other research interests include how mental distress related to one's disease further increases the risk of additional mental and physical health concerns, and how coping mechanisms such as emotional regulation may mediate or moderate this impact. In the future, I plan on enrolling in a Clinical Psychology doctoral program, with a focus on Health Psychology, for a career in academia and full-time research.

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