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Dr. Julia Boehm

Associate Professor
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Psychology
Expertise: Well-Being; Cardiovascular Disease; Health Behaviors; Biological Markers; Happiness; Diabetes
Office Location: Crean Hall 108
Office Hours: Spring 2020: By Appointment Only
Phone: (714) 997-6803
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Education:
Lewis and Clark College, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Riverside, Master of Science
University of California, Riverside, Ph.D.

Biography

Julia K. Boehm is an assistant professor in Psychology at Chapman University. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Boehm’s research centers broadly on well-being and investigates how people can thrive both mentally and physically. More specifically, her research examines whether positive psychological characteristics such as optimism and life satisfaction are associated with improved cardiovascular health. She recently authored an extensive review in Psychological Bulletin on this topic, and has conducted several prospective investigations of heart disease in epidemiological cohorts. In addition, she is interested in the behavioral and biological processes that are relevant for cardiovascular health. Dr. Boehm’s goal is to identify those psychological characteristics that contribute to healthy trajectories of cardiovascular functioning across the lifespan. Her work has been featured in many news outlets including Reuters, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and BBC News.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications