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Nick Jackson, PhD
Department Chair
135 Martin Hall, Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.6227
fax: 509.359.4366

  • Sharon S. Laing Ph.D.
    Sharon S. Laing Ph.D.
    Visiting Assistant Professor - Bellevue
    House 1 Bellevue Campus
    Phone: 425.564.5103


    • Post-doctoral Fellow, Health Promotion Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, 2008
    • Post-doctoral Fellow, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 2006
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Developmental-Psychophysiology, Howard University, Washington DC, 2005
    • Master's of Science, Developmental Psychology, Howard University, Washington DC, 1998
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honors Psychology), McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, 1991

    Research Interests

    • Community-based psychology
    • Psychological distress and stress
    • Healthcare decision-making
    • Cancer prevention and control
    • Social determinants of health

     About me

    I enjoy spending time with family, especially overseeing swimming competitions or participating in music recitals involving my two girls. As a researcher I am focused on addressing health disparities, particularly relating to promoting health and wellness and this includes work in cancer prevention and control.


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