Crystal L. Park

Crystal L. Park, PhD, is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Her research focuses on multiple aspects of coping and adjustment to stressful events, including traumatic events and life-threatening illnesses. For the past 10 years, she has been conducting and publishing research on yoga, including clinical trial results, reviews, and methodological considerations, and, with her colleagues, Crystal helped develop a tool to quantify the essential properties of yoga (the EPYQ). She is currently supported by NIH to conduct studies of resilience in cancer survivorship, yoga for back and neck pain, and self-regulation and academic success in college students. At UConn, she maintains an active research lab of graduate and undergraduate students, and teaches health psychology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.