Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Grand Rounds: Erika Manczak, Ph.D., L.P.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium

“Is There a Cost to Caring? Immunological Correlates of Providing and Receiving Empathy”

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Erika Manczak, Ph.D., L.P.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Denver

Dr. Manczak’s program of research examines the biological and psychological mechanisms through which experiences during childhood and adolescence confer risk for mental and physical health disorders. She is especially interested in how important social relationships affect immune processes that in turn increase risk for depression in adolescence; however, my work also examines risk across other developmental periods (e.g., adulthood, prenatal) and considers a variety of additional biological pathways (e.g., epigenetic modifications, somatic fitness).