Staff: Amanda K. Small, Ph.D.

Amanda K. Small

Amanda K. Small, Ph.D.

Current Fellow

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
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Amanda (Mandy) Small, Ph.D., is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) postdoctoral fellow in the Health Behaviors Research Branch of the Behavioral Research Program.

Dr. Small's research focuses on the socio-environmental determinants of health through a stress framework. She uses technology and within-person approaches to allow for and investigate the dynamic processes of everyday life as they occur and change. As a CRTA fellow she hopes to apply these models to cancer-relevant health behaviors at multiple stages.

Dr. Small earned a Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences with a health focus from the University of California, Merced. For her dissertation, she conducted several ecological momentary assessment studies connecting population/community level indicators of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 to day-to-day individual health and well-being outcomes in young adults.

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Susan Czajkowski.

Research Areas

  • Environmental Influences on Health
  • Temporal Dynamics
  • Everyday Psychological Stress
  • Chronic Stress Environments
  • Worry and Risk Perception
  • Cancer Survivorship

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