Welcome to the Laboratory

More than 75% of older adults have multiple chronic health conditions, and many receive support from a female family member or friend – as companion, care manager, hands-on health provider, surrogate decision-maker and advocate. Rates of stress, anxiety and depression are especially high with such healthcare stressors. Thus, much of our lab's focus is on these women who help aging family members and friends.

Through our programmatic research on informal caregiving, we aim to (1) advance our understanding of chronic stress processes and to (2) develop and evaluate psychosocial assessments and interventions to improve mental and physical health. Our work falls within the fields of behavioral medicine and clinical/community psychology.

Contact Info:

Ann M. Steffen, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

University of Missouri-St. Louis View Map
325B Stadler Hall/Psychological Sciences
One University Boulevard.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499

Phone: 314.516.5382
Fax: 314.516.5392
Email: ann_steffen@umsl.edu