Dr. Frances Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Her research explores questions at the intersection of social psychology and health psychology, including how our social lives are linked to our mental and physical health, and how people establish, negotiate, and sustain relationships in the face of conflict and differences. She received her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Freiburg, Germany, before joining the Department of Psychology at UBC in 2013. She is the recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award, Killam Research Fellowship, and UBC Knox Teaching Excellence Award. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Globe and Mail, Forbes, Time, NPR, Slate, and The Washington Post. More information about her research can be found at her lab website.