Lab Director

Christiane HoppmannPhD

Dr. Christiane Hoppmann is a professor in health psychology and Canada Research Chair in Health and Adult Development in UBC’s psychology department. She is also a core member of the UBC Center for Hip Health and Mobility.

Her research examines how key psychological factors such as social relationships and goals contribute to the successful mastery of challenges and foster healthy aging. Her projects involve in-depth investigations of everyday processes using novel daily life assessments (‘time-sampling’) and track how such everyday life processes accumulate over time to manifest in long-term health outcomes.

Dr. Hoppmann’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Australian Research Council, the Vancouver Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the German Research Foundation. Almost all of her research is done collaboratively with different disciplines, local stakeholders and community organizations, and researchers from other Canadian and international universities (e.g. UBC Center for Hip Health and Mobility; Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Concordia University, Montreal). 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, and the International Journal of Behavioral Development. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Hoppmann 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).