Stacey M. Schaefer

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Leader, MIDUS Neuroscience Project

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Co-Leader, MIDUS Admin Core

Stacey M. Schaefer

B.S. in Psychology and Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience), University of Pennsylvania
Co-Leader of the MIDUS Admin Core
PI of the MIDUS Affective Neuroscience Project, Emotion & Wellbeing study, and Emotion in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease study

Institute on Aging Office:                                                                                    West Campus Office:
2245C Medical Sciences Center                                                                       MIDUS Neuro, Keystone House
1300 University Ave                                                                                               901 University Bay Drive
Madison, WI 53706 USA                                                                                      Madison, WI 53705 USA

My research focus is on the emotional determinants of health and wellbeing and has a goal of gaining a better understanding of how emotional, social, and biological processes interact to impact wellbeing and health outcomes (mental, physical, cognitive, and brain health) across the lifespan.  Both psychophysiological (e.g. facial EMG) and neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI) measures are used to measure individual differences in the time course of emotional responses in the body and the brain to learn how these affective chronometry measures are related to indices of health, wellbeing, and brain aging, and identify the psychosocial, behavioral, and lifestyle factors that moderate those relationships.

Learn more about Dr. Schaefer’s research, lab, and training philosophy here:

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