Dr. Nataria Joseph received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011, with formal emphasis in health psychology and quantitative methods. She completed her clinical psychology internship at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Dr. Joseph is currently a postdoctoral scholar with the Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her current research program focuses on the relationships between socioeconomic status (SES), psychosocial factors, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). She is particularly interested in strengthening the concepts and methods used to understand socioeconomic and racial disparities in CVD risk as well as individual differences in CVD risk. She will discuss her research illustrating the following: 1.) dynamic relationships between SES and CVD; 2.) development of a construct centered on beliefs that potentially buffer the health effects of stress; and 3.) use of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to better understand CVD risk.