Tamara Jo Musumeci-Szabó
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Social Health Psychology
Dr. Musumeci-Szabó is a social health psychologist who examines how the contributions of both patient and physician factors influence the process of self-regulation and how that impacts chronic illness prevention/management, patient-practitioner communication, treatment adherence, and health outcomes. She is interested in learning how Common-Sense Models of health and illness originate and how conflicting health attitudes can co-exist within the same individual. Dr. Musumeci-Szabó teaches Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Health Psychology, and Personality, as well as courses in various areas of Social Psychology. She is also one of three faculty who advises the Psychology Learning Community.