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Charles Burton, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

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Charles Burton, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, 135 College Street

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

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Biography

Dr. Charles Burton's research examines emotional flexibility—the ability to experience and regulate emotions across a variety of contexts—and its influence on health and health-related behaviors. In one line of research, Dr. Burton charts the basic mechanisms of emotional flexibility using experimental, survey, and daily diary studies. In a second and related line of research, Dr. Burton applies these tools to social issues by examining emotional flexibility's capacity to buffer against experiences of stigma and discrimination, as well testing interventions that target emotional flexibility as a means to improve health disparities among stigmatized groups. 

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Columbia University, Clinical Psychology (2016)
  • BA
    Columbia University, Psychology (2008)

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