Bridget Hanson is an research assistant professor at the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). She joined CBHRS in August 2010 after receiving her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, with an emphasis in social psychology, from the University of North Dakota (UND). Her general research interests include health psychology as well as psychology and the law. Her dissertation explored the impact of similarity factors and outcome severity on perceptions of parents who left their child unattended in a vehicle, leading to implications for social justice and community wellness. Bridget also previously worked as a project coordinator for multiple health psychology projects, including a longitudinal study on healthy aging in older adults and projects related to college students’ cancer perceptions. Additionally, she worked at UND’s Center for Rural Health, where she was involved primarily with grant preparation and program evaluation.