University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences


Melissa Flores

Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
MS Psychology

 

I am interested in the potential physiological effects of psychosocial stress and emotion regulation on the human glucose metabolism within the context of family systems.  I am also interested in health promotion, and the sociocultural factors that influence health and health behavior.   Modeling complex systems has inspired me to grow my interest in advanced quantitative methods. I have completed coursework for a formal minor in biostatistics in The College of Public Health. 

 

 

Minor: 
Public Health, Biostatistics
Recent Accomplishments: 

Publications

Vargas, P. A., Flores, M., & Robles, E. (2014). Sleep quality and body mass index in college students: The role of sleep disturbances. Journal of American College Health62(8), 534-541.

Selected Presentations 

Flores, M., & A. Fonseca. (2016, January) The effects of hopelessness and marital status on insulin resistance in women. Poster presented at The Annual Meeting for The Society for Social Psychology and Personality, San Diego, CA

Gouker, L.K, Flores, M., Butler, E.A. (2016, January) You make me sick: Daily stress mediates the relationship between protecting and changing with somatic symptoms. Poster presented at The Annual Meeting for The Society for Social Psychology and Personality, San Diego, CA.

Flores, M., & Butler, E. A. (2016, January). 10 things I hate about you: daily negativity, partner influences and support, and daily eating habits. Talk presented at The Annual Meeting for The Society for Social Psychology and Personality, San Diego, CA.

Flores, M., & Butler, E. A. (2015, May) Actor-partner emotion regulation and demand-withdraw behavior.  Talk presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, New York, NY. 

Flores, M., Borders J., Butler, E.A. (2015, March) Weight maintenance in couples: positive and negative partner influences on BMI and percent body fat. Poster submitted to the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA. 

Flores, M, Swanson, H., Roberts, N. A., & Burleson, M. H. (2013, February) Sleeping together: marital satisfaction and the social context of sleep. Poster presented at The Happiness and Well-Being Pre-Conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Flores, M., Lara, G., Altholz, R. L., Jackson, S., & Vargas, P. A. (2013, April). Health in happiness: predictors of self-reported health in college students. Poster presented at The Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Reno, NV.

 



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