Elaine Cheung, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, ChicagoBio
Dr. Elaine Cheung is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University. She received a BSc in Human Development from Cornell University and an MSc/PhD in Social Psychology from Northwestern University. Dr. Cheung also completed a National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Cheung’s research investigates the factors that promote psychological adjustment and empathy in the context of stress, as well as the development and implementation of psychosocial interventions for people coping with serious life stress. Her current research program centers on the following three areas: 1) the development of burnout prevention interventions for physicians and physician trainees, 2) how positive psychological interventions can buffer stress across a range of types of health-related stress, and 3) the predictors and consequences of stress-related growth in couples after a major life event.
Characterizing Emotion, Burnout, Thoughts of Attrition, and Suicidal Ideation in a National Survey of Surgical Residents in the U.S.
Work in Progress (WiP) presentations take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Hurlburt Auditorium on alternating Wednesdays from 12:00–1:00 PM. These seminars provide investigators with an opportunity to present ongoing research, obtain feedback from colleagues and peers, and make new connections for their projects. Talks are open, and a light lunch is served.