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Estelle Higgins Web
Estelle Higgins
Graduate Student, Department of Psychology

Estelle is interested in the relationships between chronic stress, mental health and the immune system. At the Center for Healthy Minds, she primarily works on analyzing psychoneuroimmunology datasets, with a focus on brain-body connections in asthma. She ultimately hopes to integrate a scientific understanding of the neural mechanisms of psychological disorders, disease and well-being into clinical practice.

Previously, Estelle used electrocardiography to evaluate parasympathetic nervous system activity and analyze the relations between interoception—an individual’s perception of their internal body states—and stress contagion.


BA, Psychology & Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago