Frank D. Mann, Ph.D.
Welcome to my website. I am a Research Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University in the Department of Family, Population, and Preventative Medicine. I am also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Research in Personality and Personality and Individual Differences. Previously, I completed a postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, worked as a statistical consultant for the Center for Practice Transformation, and taught research methods and statistics at Augsburg University.
My work is focused on understanding the biological, cognitive, and social factors that contribute to health and well-being across the lifespan. I am especially interested in how individual differences in personality and cognitive ability relate to different forms of mental illness, on the one hand, and subjective well-being, on the other. I am also interested in how genetically informative designs can be used to increase the precision with which exposure effects are estimated in non-experimental studies, and how to best measure and quantify the impact of cumulative stress on physical health. I approach these and related topics by using theories and methods from differential psychology, epidemiology, applied statistics, and behavioral genetics. Some of my recent publications can be found in Social Science and Medicine, Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, Clinical Endocrinology, and Clinical Psychological Science.
PREVIEW OF UPCOMING RESEARCH
PREVIEW OF RECENT WORK
(Mann, DeYoung, & Krueger, 2019)
Note. Model predicted trends in rank-order stability of the Big Five Domains of personalty and eudaimonic, hedonic, and social well-Being. Best-fitting trends according to AIC, BIC & Δχ2 are enclosed in rectangles.