Allison Sweeney '10

Allison Sweeney ’10

Allison received her PhD in Social and Health Psychology from Stony Brook University in 2016. For the last few years, Allison’s research has focused on developing behavioral interventions for improving health outcomes in underserved communities. In 2017, she received an F32 postdoctoral fellowship grant from NIH to develop community-based physical activity intervention programs that evaluate different approaches for building social support, competency, and motivation for behavior change. Allison says this work has been extremely rewarding, and she hopes to continue to expand this project in the coming years to multiple community sites. In the meantime, she will be going on the job market this fall to hopefully transition into a faculty position. Outside of research Allison can be found training to run a race, hiking, or chilling with her cat Lily.