Angela Bryan, Ph.D.
B.A. in Psychology, UCLA, 1992. M.A. in Social Psychology with a Quantitative Emphasis, Arizona State University, 1994. Ph.D. in Social Psychology with a Quantitative Emphasis, Arizona State University, 1997.
The broad goals of my work are to use biopsychosocial models of health behavior to design, implement, and evaluate theory-based behavior change interventions to improve preventative health behavior. I currently focus on HIV/STD prevention and exercise promotion. Highly innovative aspects of my work involve using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and DNA collection to test key genetic and neurocognitive moderators of intervention effects and examine theory-based linkages between biological and social factors. With students and postdocs, I pursue secondary interests in evolutionary social psychology with a focus on attraction and mating.
I am co-director of CUChange lab, a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) and the area head of the Social Psychology Program at UCB, I also remain co-director of the SHERPA lab and faculty member at the Center on Alcoholism Substance Abuse and Addictions at UNM. Finally, I hold a position as Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the Mind Research Network.
I am married to Kent Hutchison, also a Professor at University of Colorado Boulder, and we collaborate both professionally and personally. We have two daughters, Ainsley and Finley, who are responsible for most of our free time. In what is left of our free time we like trail running with our dogs and wine collecting/tasting.