Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon Univ.
M.S., Carnegie Mellon Univ.
B.S., Stony Brook Univ.
Professor Chin received his Ph.D. in Social and Health Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. His doctoral research focused on the pathways linking psychosocial factors with health and well-being. After completing his graduate training, Professor Chin spent two years as an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular behavioral medicine and translational sleep medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Professor Chin’s research is guided by the hypothesis that well-functioning social relationships are integral to health and well-being across the lifespan. He is particularly interested in understanding the psychological and biobehavioral mechanisms linking social factors with cardiometabolic risk and mental health.
Professor Chin considers teaching and mentoring to be the most rewarding aspects of his academic life. He strives to promote diversity and inclusion in psychological science by supporting all students, but especially those from diverse and nontraditional sociocultural backgrounds, as they pursue their academic and professional goals.