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Wendy Birmingham

Associate Chair
Psychology, Psychology, Dean's Office

1054 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

My lab page can be found at:
https://birminghamlab.byu.edu/

Research Interests

My program of research is guided by previous research indicating that the quality and quantity of one’s social relationships are linked to lower morbidity and mortality and protect against the adverse effect of stress. My research focuses on two pathways linking relationship quality and quantity to health outcomes: physiological pathways and behavioral pathways. In terms of examining physiological pathways, I am interested in how marital relationship quality and family processes can impact blood pressure, a predictor of cardiovascular disease risk. In terms of examining behavioral pathways, I am interested in how relationship processes such as relationship quality, familial support and influence, spousal support and influence, and patient-provider influence can impact behaviors such as cancer screening adherence (e.g., HPV vaccination adherence, colorectal cancer screening adherence, mammography adherence), and diet and lifestyle choices, specifically in individuals who are at increased risk for cancer due to a family history.


I am currently accepting graduate students.

Education

  • Postdoc, Cancer Control , Huntsman Cancer Institute (2013)
  • PhD, Social Psychology , Health Psychology, University of Utah (2011)
  • MS, Social Psychology , Health Psychology, University of Utah (2009)

Honors and Awards

  • Citation Award for Excellence in Research, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2010 - 2010)
  • University of Utah, College of Behavioral Science Honor Roll Scholarship Award for Excellence in Research, University of Utah (2010 - 2010)
  • Citation Award for Excellence in Research, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2008 - 2008)

Courses Taught

Publications

Amy K Otto Emily C Soriano Wendy Ann C Birmingham Susan T Vadaparampil Richard E Heyman Lee Ellington Maija Reblin Wendy Ann Birmingham Lori L Wadsworth Jane H Lassetter Tyler C Graff Evelyn Lauren Man Hung Man Hung Frank W Licari Eric S Hon Evelyn Lauren Wendy C Birmingham Lori L Wadsworth Jane H Lassetter Tyler C Graff William Harman William Carroll Martin S Lipsky Man Hung Evelyn Lauren Eric S Hon Martin Lipsky Wendy C Birmingham Julie Xu Jungweon Park Sharon Su Peter Dang Frank W Licari Maija Reblin Allison A Vaughn Wendy Ann C Birmingham Timothy W Smith Bert N Uchino C Spahr Bert N Uchino Wendy C Birmingham Joshua Landvetter Sierra Cronan Emily Scott Timothy W Smith Wendy C Birmingham Adriane Ito de Queiroz Cavallini Jordan Sgro Deborah O Himes Deborah K Gibbons Wendy C Birmingham Beckstrand L. Beckstrand Amanda Gammon Anita Y. Kinney Margaret F. Clayton Wendy C Birmingham Lori L Wadsworth Man Hung Wei Li Raphael M Herr Wendy Ann Birmingham Janelle LaNae Bassett Macintosh Allison A Vaughn Tyler C Graff Raphael M. Herr Franke van Harreveld Bert N Birmingham Wendy C Birmingham Wendy Loerboks Joachim E Fischer Jos A Bosch Deborah O Himes Sarah H Davis Jane H Lassetter Neil Edward Peterson Margaret F Clayton Wendy C Birmingham Anita Y Kinney Wendy C Birmingham Maija Reblin Wendy Kohlmann Tyler C Graff Man Hung Maren W. Voss W. Chen Jerry Bounsanga Tyler Graff Wendy C. Birmingham Tyler C Graff Steven G Luke Wendy C Birmingham Wendy C. Birmingham Maija Reblin Maren W Voss Beth Merryman Lisa Crabtree Kathy Subasic Wendy C Birmingham Lori L Wadsworth Man Hung Wendy C Birmingham Julianne Holt-Lunstad Maija Reblin Wendy C. Birmingham Wendy Kohlmann Tyler Graff Barbara Brumbach Wendy C Birmingham Watcharaporn Boonyasiriwat Scott Walters Anita Y Kinney Jenny Cundiff Wendy C. Birminghan Bert N. Uchino Timothy W. Smith Wendy C. Birmingham Bert N Uchino Timothy W Smith Kathleen C Light Jonathan Butner Wendy C. Birmingham Man Hung Wendy Kohlmann Scott Walters Randall E Burt Antoinnette M Stroup Sandie L Edwards Marc D Schwartz Jan T Lowery Deirdre A Hill Charles L Wiggins John C Higginbotham Philip Tang Shirley D Hon Jeremy D Franklin Sally Vernon Anita Y Kinney Colleen M. McBride Wendy C. Birmingham Anita Y. Kinney Kimberly S Bowen Bert N Uchino Wendy C. Birmingham McKenzie Carlisle Timothy W Smith Kathleen C Light Wendy C. Birmingham Neeraj Agarwal Aspinwall Lisa G. Mary Wang Christopher C. Dechet Wendy Kohlmann Anita Y. Kinney

Presentations

Wendy Ann C. Birmingham Lori L Wadsworth Man Hung
Maija Reblin Wendy C. Birmingham Jordan Sgro Emily Hartung
Wendy C. Birmingham Maija Reblin Wendy Kohlmann Sarah Higbee Emily Hartung Jordan Sgro Kathleen A Willoughy Chelsea Romney
Maija Reblin Wendy Kohlmann Wendy C. Birmingham Emily Hartung Jordan Sgro
Maija Reblin Wendy C. Birmingham Timothy W. Smith Bert N. Uchino
Wendy C. Birmingham Wendy Kohlmann Emily Hartung Sarah Higbee Jordan Sgro Sarah Hanni Chelsea Romney Kathleen A Willougby Maija Reblin
McKenzie Carlisle Wendy C. Birmingham Emily Hartung Sarah Higbee G. A. Zimmerman A. S. Weyrich Matthew T. Rondina
Wendy C. Birmingham Bert N. Uchino Timothy W. Smith Kathleen C. Light Jos A. Bosch Skyler Ridley Maija Reblin McKenzie Carlisle
Wendy C. Birmingham
Wendy C. Birmingham Man Hung Watcharaporn Boonyasiriwat Scott T Walters Annointte M Stroup Marc D Schwarz Jeremy Franklin Anita Y Kinney