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Bachelor of Science in
Biobehavioral Health


  • Marie Cross
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Health Psychology, University of California, Irvine
    • Degree
      M.A., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
    • Degree
      B.A., Psychology, UCLA

    Dr. Marie Cross is an assistant teaching professor in biobehavioral health. Her teaching interests include biobehavioral aspects of stress, research methods, and ethics within the health sciences. Her research focuses on how positive psychological factors, including positive emotion and different types of smiles, are associated with health and health-relevant outcomes.

  • Jennifer DiNallo
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Exercise Psychology, Penn State
    • Degree
      M.S., Exercise Physiology, East Carolina University

    Dr. Jennifer DiNallo is an assistant teaching professor of biobehavioral health. She has worked as a researcher for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness and the Department of Defense. Her research interests include the impact of health-promoting behaviors (i.e., diet, physical activity, and screen time) on chronic diseases, primarily within the family framework (parent-child).

  • Marc Dingman
    Ph.D., Neuroscience, Penn State

    Dr. Marc Dingman's teaching interests are diverse and include epidemiology, pharmacology, neurobiology, and many other aspects of biobehavioral health.

  • Beth Edwards
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Biobehavioral Health, Penn State
    • Degree
      B.S., Health Policy and Administration, Penn State

    Dr. Beth Edwards' teaching and research interests include health promotion and health behavior, especially harm reduction approaches to tobacco use and sexual health.

  • William Horton
    Ph.D., Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado – Boulder

    Dr. William Horton’s primary research interest is understanding the intersection between circadian rhythms and drug abuse, especially nicotine. He is particularly interested in how molecular/genetic changes lead to differences in behavior and vice versa.

  • Elizabeth Lasher
    Ph.D., Counselor Education, Penn State

    Dr. Elizabeth Lasher's teaching interests include the biobehavioral effects of psychoactive drugs and the widespread effects that drugs have on modern society.

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