David Almeida, PhD

David Almeida, PhD

David Almeida, PhD

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University

 Dr. Almeida is a developmental psychologist with a primary focus on stress and coping during middle adulthood. His research interests center on the general question of how daily stressful experiences, such as work deadlines and arguments with family members, influence individual health and well-being. He is the principal investigator of National Study of Daily Experiences and carries out the data collection and analysis of this project funded by grants and contracts from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Dr. Almeida is investigating the theme of daily stress and health in other projects. In collaboration with Ann Crouter, PhD, he has assessed daily stressful experiences and health in a sample of hotel workers, managers, and their spouses. He is also co-investigator of recent follow-up to of the Normative Aging Study. This longitudinal study of armed forces veterans from the Boston Veterans Administration, which started in 1961, examines the psychosocial predictors of health. He is also a co-investigator of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases project to study the effects of daily stress and depressed mood on daily management of Type II diabetes.