Sumbleen Ali (USA)
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology
State University of New York, Oneonta
Sumbleen Ali, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the State University of New York, Oneonta. After graduating from UConn, Dr. Ali completed her postdoctoral research training on the Einstein Ageing Study (EAS). Her work and academic training are centered on investigating the developmental outcomes of interpersonal relationships from a behavioral as well as a neuropsychological perspective. Guided by IPARTheory, her research with children, adolescents, and adults examines how various social contexts (e.g., families and peers) and individual characteristics (e.g., ethnic-racial, gender, and cultural orientations) influences psychological adjustment, emotion regulation, cognitive decline, and brain functioning using fMRI. The overarching goal of her research is to promote optimal human development and enhance family functioning across cultures.