Larisa Gavrilova is a first year doctoral student in Health Psychology. Currently, she is working with Drs. Matthew Zawadzki and Jitske Tiemensma. Her research interests include stress and how it affects health. Specifically, Larisa is interested in investigating biomarkers of stress, and effects of cognition on stress responses. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the California State University, Northridge in 2016.