Dr. Manisha Sawhney is currently an Assistant Professor of psychology at University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota. She has over seven years of experience in carrying out research in the field of health psychology. She has presented and published both locally and internationally. Her primary research area is understanding the psychosocial risk factors for chronic diseases especially cardiovascular disease and HIV. More specifically, her research focuses on investigating negative emotions like depression, anxiety, loneliness, and their impact on chronic health disease, like cardiovascular disease and HIV. She is also interested in understanding negative emotions and coping styles among adolescence and university students, and their impact on academic growth, psychological and social well-being. Her area of expertise has been depression, anxiety, negative emotions, coping styles and their association with cardiovascular behavior and HIV.
Dr. Manisha Sawhney is interested in Psychosocial risk factors for chronic diseases especially cardiovascular disease and HIV. Depression, negative emotions, loneliness, anxiety, coping styles and their relationship with heart rate variability and cardiovascular disease. Motivation, academic stress and coping styles in students.