I am a fifth-year graduate student in Professor Judith Hall’s laboratory, working towards my Ph.D. in psychology. My general research interests focus on nonverbal communication and interpersonal sensitivity. More specifically, I am interested in how provider communication can impact patients’ pain experiences. I am also interested in what types of experiences lead to accurate judgments of others’ physical pain and thoughts and feelings in a medical interaction. I have worked on projects examining the effect of training programs on accuracy in judging patients’ thoughts and feelings. Finally, I am interested in LGBT health disparities, particularly pertaining to physical health outcomes. For example, I have examined how discrimination in healthcare impacts reporting of physical symptoms including pain utilizing the minority stress model.