The Family & Relational/Stress & Health Lab

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Director: Dr. Naomi J. Wheeler
Location: Oliver Hall, 1015 W. Main St., Room 4043D, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Phone: (804) 828-3738

The Family & Relational/Stress & Health (FReSH) Lab was created in 2018 by Dr. Naomi J. Wheeler, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. The vision for the lab is to advance health equity by understanding the influence of ‘how we love’ on ‘those we love.’ The lab emphasizes mentorship as a key value and, thus far, engages doctoral-level students interested in family strengthening research.

The FReSH lab research mentorship program includes a two-year time commitment and active involvement with the team. Mentees may include students at the graduate or undergraduate level. Students will contribute to research projects and engage in mentorship related to scholarly activity, as well as personal and professional development.

The Family & Relational/Stress & Health Lab mission

The FReSH Lab's mission is to promote and advance the science associated with family and relational stress and health.