Matt is a second year doctoral student in Health Behavior and Health Education and a Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Steinhardt’s lab. He received his B.S. in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University and M.S. in Health Behavior and Health Education from The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests focus on psychosocial stress and metabolic health; specifically, the relationship between long-term cortisol levels and type 2 diabetes. Outside of academia, Matt enjoys weightlifting, traveling, and college football.
Jihun completed her master’s degree in Health Behavior and Health Education in 2018 and is currently pursuing a PhD. She received her B.A in French Language and Literature from the Kyungpook National University in South Korea. Her research interests focus on psychosocial resources, resilience, and chronic conditions. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, mindfulness meditation, hiking, and cooking.
Originally from San Jose, California, Jaylen ran track and graduated from Texas A&M University, class of 2017, and is currently a master’s student within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. He serves as a Teaching Assistant for the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence (LCAE) and a Graduate Assistant for the African American Male Research Initiative (AAMRI), both housed under the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at UT. Jaylen’s research interests involve examining learning behaviors and their effect on minority student and student-athlete mental health outcomes and the utilization of academic support services.