Jenny M. Cundiff

Associate Professor


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Utah

Research Areas

  • socioeconomic and racial health disparities
  • interpersonal processes that link social context to disease
  • close relationships (e.g., romantic couples, parent-child) and physical health
  • biological, psychological, and social pathways linking stress and health


Jenny M. Cundiff received her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in health psychology from the University of Utah in 2014, subsequently completing two years of postdoctoral training in cardiovascular behavioral medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research examines if and how our social lives contribute to poor health. Much of her work has been focused specifically on biopsychosocial mechanisms (e.g., stress physiology, social interactions) linking lower social status to poor health. Her work has been funded by the American Psychological Association and Division 38 (Health Psychology).

Lab Website

Health, Relationships, and Disparities (HeRD) Lab