Summer 2013 - 2015 Research Internships in
Hojooba’ bee la’ hooniil,
Undergraduate Research into the Social Psychophysiology of Compassion

Faculty Research Projects:

Andrew Walters is a Developmental-Health Psychologist who specializes in adolescent health (including community-based interventions for adolescents), masculinities studies, and sexuality and health. Dr. Walters holds an MPH in Epidemiology and has served as consultant to the Ministry of Health in Santiago, Cuba, and to the Office of Multicultural Student Services at the University of St. Thomas, Emory, and University of Cincinnati. Dr. Walters was previously Associate Professor of Psychology and in the program of Men’s Studies at Hobart & William Smith Colleges (7 years) and, prior to that, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the annual teaching award given by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Walters has extensive experience working with students in his laboratory and in preparing students for professional engagement through the presentation of research at conferences, co-authoring papers, and preparation for advanced study. “What is the role of compassionate behavior in sexual health practices among Native Americans?” “Can men’s compassion reduce intimate partner violence?” “Can dimensionalizing compassion lead ethnic and sexual minorities to empower sexual health behavior?” ‘“What are the origins of compassion among parents of adolescents enrolled in an adolescent methamphetamine-inhalant prevention program?”