Talea Cornelius, Ph.D., 2017

Ph.D. 2017 University of Connecticut

M.A., 2014, University of Connecticut

M.S.W., 2012, Boston University;

B.A., 2010, Psychology, Rutgers University

Dr. Cornelius is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University Medical Center in the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health.
Research Interests:
dyadic dynamics, social influence, health behavior, social support, power
Comment about the Social Program “The flexible and collaborative atmosphere at UConn helped me build skills as an independent researcher. I would not be where I am today without it!
Representative Publications:
  • Cornelius, T., & Kershaw, T. (2017). Truth and bias in perception of partner sexual history: Effects on safe-sex intentions. Health Psychology, 704-712.


Cornelius, T., Earnshaw, V. A., Menino, D., Bogart, L. M., & Levy, S. (2017). Treatment motivation among caregivers and adolescents with substance use disorders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 75, 10-16.


Cornelius, T., Desrosiers, A., & Kershaw, T. (2016). Spread of health behaviors in young couples: How relationship power shapes relational influence. Social Science & Medicine, 165, 46-55.


Cornelius, T., Gettens, K., & Gorin, A. A. (2016). Dyadic dynamics in a randomized weight-loss intervention. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(4), 506-515.