Integrating Social Psychology and Health in Research


The InSPHIRe lab is a joint effort between Drs. Jason Rose and Andrew Geers aiming to inform health research, behavior, and outcomes using social psychological principles. Some of the common themes in our research include the placebo effect, risk perception, patient choice, and social comparison. We are located at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, USA. For more information about the lab and our research, please see the links above. Also check out the UT Department of Psychology for other research and department news.


Lab Alumni Postdoc Publications

Lab alumni Erin Vogel has been busy during her first year of postdoc work at University of California, San Francisco. Erin has three new first author publications!

Vogel, E. A., Ramo, D. E., & Rubinstein, M. L. (2018). Prevalence and correlates of adolescents’ e-cigarette use frequency and dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 188, 109-112.

Vogel, E. A., Rubinstein, M. L., Prochaska, J. J., & Ramo, D. E. (2018). Associations between marijuana use and tobacco cessation outcomes in young adults. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 94, 69-73.

Vogel, E. A., Thrul, J., Humfleet, G. L., Delucchi, K. L., & Ramo, D. E. (in press). Smoking cessation intervention trial outcomes for sexual and gender minority young adults. Health Psychology.

Congratulations Erin! Well done.

Welcome Kelly and Lizz!

The InSPHIRe lab would like to extend a big welcome to our two new students Kelly Clemens and Lizz Gallinari! Kelly earned her M.A. in counseling at Oakland University in Michigan and is interested in the impact of social and cultural factors on health behaviors and decision-making. Lizz earned a B.S. in psychology and B.A. in communication studies at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and is interested in social comparative processes, especially on social media. Welcome to the team!

Congratulations Fawn and Lindsay!

Congratulations to 5th year student Fawn Caplandies, and 6th year student Lindsay Roberts who both secured jobs after graduation! Fawn will be working as a data analyst for Marketing Associates in Dearborn, Michigan and Lindsay will be working as a 3-year visiting assistant professor at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. We wish you the best of luck in your next endeavors!