Angie LeRoy


Student Project Titles List

Linguistic Mechanisms of the Relationship Between Perceived Burdensomeness and Negative Health Outcomes

The Fear of Missing Out During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Expressive Writing During COVID-19: A Novel Stress-Reduction Intervention Tailored for those most at-risk

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor 2020

Research Areas

Angie’s program of research aims to apply social psychological principles to physical health-related issues. Specifically, she investigate psychosocial factors that contribute to physical pain, dysregulated stress responses, and immune dysregulation among populations that experience high stress. Her study designs include measures extending from the cellular level (e.g., inflammation) to individual differences in social experiences (e.g., loneliness, perceived burdensomeness), to community, situational, and environmental impacts (e.g., early life experiences, social loss). Originally trained as a Social Psychologist, her line of research crosses multiple disciplines as she works to extend the field of social psychology by applying psychonueroimmunological principles and techniques to both basic and applied research questions. In line with her aim to become an interdisciplinary independent investigator, being a part of the Rice Academy will allow her to connect with esteemed researchers in other disciplines. Visit to access some of her publications.