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Karen Smith

Expert on stress and variability in how individuals respond to stress.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology College of Letters and Science Work: 608-890-2525 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @@smith_ke


  • Loneliness and social isolation: how might loneliness associated with COVID-19 influence behavior and mental and physical health outcomes.
  • What makes the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic stressful, and what long term effects this might have for the individual.
  • How to effectively cope with and manage stress associated with COVID-19.
  • How might stress and physical isolation associated with COVID-19 influence child development.