To really understand why some people enjoy better health than others, we must combine information from multiple scientific disciplines.
Our lab is interested in looking at what information arises at the intersection of these disciplines. So, for example, we combine biological data from the metabolome with behavioral data on cognitive functioning to understand what drives eating behaviors. We also recognize that a major achievement for scientific research has been the development, testing and refinement of advanced methods.
We are currently excited about the potential of using methods from one field to illuminate answers in new areas; for example our infant studies bring recent advancements in testing, developed by cognitive psychologists, into the area of developmental psychology.