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Meet the UConn Health Center Research Team

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Julie Wagner, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

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.
Research Instructor

Dr. Bermudez-Millan’s 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.

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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.

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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!

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