Meet the UConn Health Center Research Team
Julie Wagner, Ph.D.
Dr. Wagner is a licensed clinical health psychologist who is committed
to reducing complications of diabetes through clinical
research. She is particularly interested in the effects of
psychological states on diabetes. Her studies ask the basic
question: “How do mental experiences get under the skin and
damage the blood vessels in people with diabetes?” In her
personal time, Julie enjoys hiking and bird watching with her
husband, meditating, playing with her cat, and participating
in religious education activities at her temple.
Angela Bermudez-Millan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
area of research focuses on maternal nutrition and child
health, food insecurity, health disparities, using community
participatory methods. Her expertise is with Latino
communities, and Puerto Rican women in particular.
Howard Tennen, Ph.D.
Dr. Tennen is a clinical psychologist who studies stress,
coping and health, and the lingering effects of depression
on subsequent health status. He is particularly interested
in the daily dynamics of stress, coping and health
behaviors, and examining this dynamic process in real time
as it unfolds in people’s everyday lives.
Willliam B. White, M.D.
Dr. White is a hypertension
specialist, board-certified in internal medicine, clinical
pharmacology and clinical hypertension. He founded the Clinical Trials Unit at the University of
Connecticut in 2000 and serves as its medical director. His
research investigates hypertension, clinical pharmacology of
antihypertensive drugs, and cardiac safety of non-cardiac
drugs. In his spare time, Dr. White enjoys walking his West
Highland Terrier, and
recently celebrated the arrival of
a new baby girl!