Welcome to the lab of Dr. Erika A. Waters!          

We seek to understand how people think about health issues and how those thoughts influence their health-related decisions and behavior. To accomplish this, our lab explores the rich variety of cognitive, emotional and social factors that make it difficult for people to make adaptive health decisions. Understanding these inter-relationships enables the development of health communication and behavior interventions that aim to improve health and reduce health disparities.

Epigenetics Perspectives In Communities (EPIC) Study

Healthy Hearts Study

The Asthma Caregivers and Children Study