Health Experiences and Longevity Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
Directed by Dr. Kendall Soucie, Ph.D
About Dr. Kendall Soucie
The Health Experiences and Longevity (HEAL) Lab is directed by Dr. Kendall Soucie in the Department of Psychology at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Soucie (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Child Clinical track at the University of Windsor.
Her research interests lie at the intersection of Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology. She is interested in understanding the psychosocial and institutional determinants of chronic health conditions (e.g., diagnosis experiences, misdiagnoses/errors, illness disclosures, social support, and illness stigma) within women's health. Her focus is on PCOS, the most common, yet misdiagnosed endocrine syndrome in individuals assigned female at birth, but she is also interested in IBD, HS, POTS, and endometriosis, and their impact on quality of life. Dr. Soucie also explores how chronic health conditions impact a person's identity/life story, body image, and relationships with others, across the lifespan. She focuses on aspects of strength, resilience, and healing, and building community in her work, with her most recent set of studies exploring "thriving with PCOS across the lifespan". Her second area of interest lies in understanding how youth contribute to their communities during the transition to adulthood--with foci on youth generativity, prosocial engagement, and environmental justice. Dr. Soucie integrates quantitative (SEM, HLM) and qualitative (life narrative/autobiography, interviews, arts-based methods) approaches to better understand these domains of study.
Key words: Women’s health; Diagnosis and management of chronic illness; Illness disclosures and social support; Health equity and advocacy; Help-seeking and mental health literacy; How illness impacts identity; Qualitative research; Mixed methods designs.
For more information about the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Windsor and to download our program brochure, please go to www.uwindsor.ca/clinicalpsych
For any direct inquiries, please contact Dr. Kendall Soucie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Soucie anticipates taking a graduate student for Fall, 2024.