Thomas E. Fuller-Rowell, Ph.D.

RWJF Health & Society Scholar:

Psychology, Social Determinants of Health

Area(s) of Expertise:
Stress, Discrimination, Group Health Disparities, Identity Development Among Stigmatized Groups


Thomas Fuller-Rowell is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University.  Information about his position can be found on the Auburn HDFS web page, and in the APS Observer.  He received his B.A. in biochemistry and psychology from the University of Colorado in 2003 with summa cum laude honors, and his PhD in developmental psychology from the Department of Human Development at Cornell University in 2010.  He also completed posdoctoral training as a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011-2013) and as a research fellow in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan (2010-2011) before starting his current position at the Auburn University.  His research focuses on the impact of social stress and discrimination on health and health disparities, and on developmental and health issues in the lives of negatively stigmatized adolescents and adults.  His work has been published in a range of psychological and medical journals including Psychological Science, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Psychoneuroendocrinology, and Pediatrics.  Dr. Fuller-Rowell has also worked for a civil rights organization in Buffalo, NY to address housing discrimination (2003-2004), and has implemented multi-site action research projects in New York City (2004-2006).

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Journal Articles:
Click here for a list of Thomas E. Fuller-Rowell's available publications in PubMed.


Ong, A. D., & Fuller-Rowell, T. (2009). Experience sampling method. In S. J. Lopez & A. Beauchamp (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 369-371). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Ong, A. D. & Fuller-Rowell, T. (2009). Longitudinal methods. In S. J. Lopez & A. Beauchamp (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 589-592). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.