Assistant Professor
Psychological Science
Assistant Professor
Latino & Puerto Rican Studies Minor
Marcus White Hall

Amanda Marin-Chollom, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Central Connecticut State University (Fall 2019-present) where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses and conducts health psychology research. She teaches Research Methods, Psychology of Women, Diversity within Latino/a Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, and Evaluation Research courses.  

She completed her PhD in psychology from The Graduate Center (GC), City University of New York. During her doctoral studies she was awarded a Ford fellowship and worked at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the GC as a research associate. Following her PhD, she completed her post-doctoral position at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to her doctoral studies she earned her Master’s in psychology from San Diego State University, and bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  



University of Nevada Las Vegas
San Diego State University
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Areas of Expertise

Her research broadly encompasses the psychological adaption processes involved in the adjustment to chronic illness, life stressors such as COVID, and the socio-demographic factors that impact these processes, such as cultural values and beliefs. Further, in her research she aims to understand chronic illness prevention and how cultural values and beliefs in health impact diet and physical activity lifestyle choices and the role of others in these lifestyle choices. Through her research she aims to inform and create behavioral interventions targeted at chronic illness prevention and chronically ill patients that are culturally appropriate.  

  • Stress and Coping
  • Lifestyle choices and the prevention of chronic illness
  • Chronic Illness
  • Health Disparities
  • Women's Health
  • Latino/a/e Psychology
  • Community Based Research



Courses Taught

Courses Taught at CCSU:

Introduction to Psychology PSY 112

Health Psychology PSY 241

Research Methods in Psychological Science PSY 301

Diversity within Latino/a Psychology PSY 412

Psychology of Women PSY 448

Evaluation Research PSY 553

Psychology of Women's Health PSY 571