Lab Director

Christiane HoppmannPhD

Dr. Christiane Hoppmann is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, in the Faculty of Arts. She is also a core member of the Edwin S.H. Leong Center for Healthy Aging at UBC.

Her research examines when and for whom social relationships and goals promote or undermine health and wellbeing. Her work captures everyday processes using daily life assessments of subjective experiences (‘time-sampling’) in combination with stress markers and health behaviors. She seeks to better understand how everyday processes accumulate to shape longer term health outcomes across the adult lifespan and into old age.

Almost all of Dr. Hoppmann’s research is done collaboratively with different disciplines, local stakeholders and community organizations, and researchers from other Canadian and international universities. She is grateful for funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Vancouver Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada.

Dr. Hoppmann has served as the Health Psychology area coordinator and as chair of the Health and Society Minor. She has served on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Health Psychology, Psychology & Aging, Gerontology, the Journals of Gerontology, Psychological Sciences and the International Journal of Behavioral Development.

Dr. Hoppmann is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. She has received the Killam Faculty Research Prize (2015), a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award (2012, 2016), the Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development and Aging from the American Psychological Association (2012), the Margaret and Paul Baltes Early Career Award from the Gerontological Society of America (2012), and the Peter Wall Early Career Scholar Award from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2011).