Amanda A. Sesker

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Postdoctoral Associate

Amanda A. Sesker, PhD is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School (Duluth campus). In 2019, she completed her doctorate degree in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and shortly after completed her postdoctoral training in personality and cognitive aging at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Her research focuses on how individual differences in psychosocial risk and earlier life conditions influence biopsychosocial mechanisms of stress risk and resilience across the lifespan. Her research also investigates the extent to which psychological factors contribute to cardiovascular and cognitive health outcomes in midlife and older adulthood. Dr. Sesker has been recognized as a Butler-Williams Scholar and an alumna of the Alzheimer’s Association Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute for her work in lifespan development research.