Elizabeth A Bachen

Elizabeth Bachen
Professor of Psychology
NSB 242

Professional Interests: Clinical psychology, women's health, how psychological stress affects health, psychosocial and biological mechanisms of stress and health, psychoneuroimmunology

Curriculum Vitae

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At Mills Since 1998

Biography

Dr. Bachen is a professor of psychology and biopsychology, is director of the Mills Laboratory of Psychology and Health, and chairs the biopsychology program at Mills. She teaches courses in clinical psychology, psychopathology, health psychology, stress and disease, and statistics. Her research explores mind/body interactions and examines various psychosocial and biological pathways by which chronic stress affects health and well-being, and resiliency to stress. Areas of focus include coping with autoimmune illnesses, early life adversity, and anxiety and mood disorders. She and student research assistants in her lab are currently conducting a multi-year study of chronic stress, social relationships across the lifespan, and cortisol function in young adults, as well as a study of gender identity and social determinants of health in gender non-conforming individuals with a social justice perspective.

Education

  • BS, University of California, Davis
  • MA, San Diego State University
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2019

Days Times Room
M, W 11:00 am12:00 pm NSB  Room  242
2:00 pm–3:00 pm NSB  Room  242
  and by appointment  

Spring 2019 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
MW1:00 pm-2:15 pmHealth Psych with Service LrnNSB 241
MW9:30 am-10:45 amPsychopathologyNSB 241
TR11:00 am-12:15 pmClinical PsychologyNSB 241

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 109: Health Psychology
  • PSYC 109SL: Health Psychology with Service Learning
  • PSYC 110: Stress and Disease
  • PSYC 118: Psychopathology
  • PSYC 146: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 161: Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 192: History and Issues in Psychology