I am currently a second year student in the Counseling Psychology Program. My research interests are broadly focused on the intersection of culture, gender, and socio-emotional factors related to the initiation and maintenance of problematic health behaviors among young adults. I wish to explore both predictive and protective factors of substance use behaviors in order to develop more developmentally and culturally conscious treatment interventions. I also wish to better understand the development and construction of masculine and feminine ideologies across time and contexts, particularly among underrepresented groups. My Master's Thesis examines the collective influence of femininity, racial, and ethnic identities on shifting body image beliefs among Asian American women. 

Areas of Interest

  • Counseling


  • MS
    Villanova University, May 2014
  • BA
    The College of New Jersey, 2012
Jennifer Brady
3128 Bio-Psyc Building
Department of Psychology
jbrady19 [at] umd.edu