Kira S. Birditt

  Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Human Development/Family Studies
 

Kira BirdittDr. Birditt is a Research Assistant Professor in the Life Course Development Program. Her research focuses on how people react to interpersonal problems and whether those reactions vary across the lifespan. Her research also examined the circumstances under which positive and negative aspects of relationships are associated with physical and psychological well-being. She recently completed a five year K99/R00 grant from NIA in which she received training in biological systems and collected data regarding daily interpersonal problems and biological indicators of stress (Daily Health, Stress, and Relationships Study).