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Elana Gloger

Research Interests:
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Biological and psychosocial mechanisms of midlife aging
  • Methodology and statistics
Graduate Training:
About me:

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Social/Health Psychology at the University of Kentucky in Dr. Suzanne Segerstrom’s Psychoneuroimmunology lab, which aims to investigate the influence of individual differences in personality, cognition, and emotion on psychological health and physiological functions. I am passionate about biological and psychosocial mechanisms of aging in midlife and investigating individual differences in healthy vs. poor aging throughout the lifespan. My current research focuses on longitudinal, mechanistic investigations of psychosocial, immunological, and cognitive processes through aging. Specifically, I am curious about why & how people age poorly and I aim to investigate these questions in midlife populations when risk factors may still be modifiable. I also have interests in biostatistics and biological measurement and recently completed a Certificate in Biostatistics (2022) in pursuit of these passions. I completed a Certificate in Biostatistics in 2022 and also have interests in biological measurement and statistics. When I’m not doing research, I’m podcasting about grad school (Dear Grad Student) crocheting, running, & playing with my cats.

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Selected Publications:

1. Leger, K.A., Gloger, E.M., Crofford, L.R., McDade, T.W., Segerstrom, S.C. (In press). Inflammation and Sleep Variability in Older Adult Women. Psychosomatic Medicine.

2. Gloger, E.M., & Segerstrom, S.C. (2022). Repetitive thought, cognition, and systemic inflammation in the Midlife of the United States Study. Psychology & Health. 1-19.

3. Gloger, E.M., Boggero, I.A., Segerstrom, S.C. (2022, in press). Human Psychoneuroimmunology. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health (3rd ed.). 

4. Leger, K. A., Gloger, E. M., Maras, J., & Marshburn, C. K. (2022). Discrimination and health: The mediating role of daily stress processes. Health Psychology, 41(5), 332–342.

5. Vohs, K. D., Schmeichel, B. J., Lohmann, S., Gronau, Q., Finley, A. J….Gloger, E.M.…Wagenmakers, E.-J., & Albarracín, D. (2021). A multi-site preregistered paradigmatic test of the ego depletion effect. Psychological Science. 32(10), 1566-1581.

6. Gloger, E.M., Smith, G.T., Segerstrom, S.C. (2020). Stress Physiology and Physiometrics. In D.F. Ragin & J. P. Keenan (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in Health Psychology (pp. 127-140). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

7. Segerstrom, S.C., Gloger, E.M., Hardy, J.K., &, Crofford, L.R. (2020). Exposure and reactivity to repetitive thought in the neuroticism-distress relationship. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 44(3), 659-667.

8. Gloger, E.M., & Suhr, J.A. (2020). Correlates of poor sleep and subsequent misdiagnosis in college students presenting with cognitive complaints. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.