Dr. Nancy L. Sin is a health psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD from the University of California, Riverside and was a National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and at the Center for Healthy Aging at The Pennsylvania State University. In recognition of her contributions, Dr. Sin was awarded the Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development and Aging from the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Sin's research examines how the ups and downs of daily life influence long-term health and aging. Her work has shown that emotional responses to daily stressors are associated with inflammatory, neuroendocrine, and autonomic mechanisms that are involved in the development of aging-related conditions. Dr. Sin is particularly interested in daily positive events as protective factors for stress processes and health. The ultimate goal of her work is to contribute to the development of strategies for promoting psychological and physical well-being across the adult lifespan.