Elizabeth Kwon, PhD

Elizabeth Kwon, PhD
Assistant Professor, Public Health
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Assistant Professor, Public Health

About Dr. Elizabeth Kwon

Dr. Kwon’s work is to understand the interplay among biological, psychological, and social factors that drive risky behaviors and mental health challenges. Specifically, her current research investigates how childhood adversity affects one’s physiological reaction to stress and development of addiction vulnerabilities (e.g., emotion dysregulation, impulsivity, sensation-seeking) among adolescents. She is also interested in psychological protective factors such as resilience, self-control, and emotion regulation. She uses a quantitative methodology to model longitudinal developmental pathways linking early life stress with adverse behavioral or mental health outcomes. Ultimately, her research contributes to intervention and prevention program development and promoting resilience among youth in underserved populations who are disproportionately exposed to chronic stress or trauma.


Contact Information

Baylor University
College of Health & Human Sciences
Department of Public Health

One Bear Place #97343
Waco, Texas 76798-7343

Office: Rena Marrs McLean Gymnasium 233
Phone: 254-710-4637
Fax: 254-710-3404
Email: Elizabeth_Kwon@baylor.edu