Frank Mann, Ph.D.

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Frank Mann, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sean Clouston


Dr. Mann collaborates primarily with Dr. Clouston and Dr. Kotov studying the links between exposure severity, posttraumatic stress, and cognitive dysfunction and decline. He also works on how to operationalize the impact of cumulative stress on mental and physical health, particularly using large secondary datasets. Dr. Mann approaches these and related topics using methods from differential psychology, lifespan epidemiology, and quantitative genetics. Previously, Dr. Mann taught Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics and a graduate seminar on Longitudinal Data Analysis. He has published over 50 peer-review articles, presented dozens of papers and posters at academic conferences, and completed over 170 reviews for academic journals. Dr. Mann was the 2021 recipient of the Early Career Award from the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, and he is currently the PI of a R21 from NIA.  


Ph.D., Psychology, University of Texas at Austin (2017)

MA, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin (2015)

BS, Psychology and Philosophy, SUNY Brockport

Professional Experience:

  • Research Scientist, Program in Public Health, Stony Brook Medicine, 2021-present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program in Public Health, Stony Brook Medicine, 2020-2021
  • Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Augsburg University, 2019-2020
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, 2017-2020
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2015-2017
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2013-2015
  • Research Assistant, Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester, 2010-2013

Research Interests:

Individual Differences; Applied Statistics; Behavioral Genetics

Selected Publications:

Cuevas AG, Mann FD, Williams DR, Krueger RF. Discrimination and anxiety: Using multiple polygenic scores to control for genetic liability. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021;118(1):e2017224118.

Mann FD, Cuevas AG, Krueger RF. Cumulative stress: A general "s" factor in the structure of stress. Soc Sci Med. 2021;289:114405.

Mann FD, DeYoung CG, Tiberius V, Krueger RF. Stability and well-being: Associations among the Big Five domains, metatraits, and three kinds of well-being in a large sample. J Pers. 2021;89: 720-737.

Mann FD, Krueger RF, Clouston S, Cole S. Demographic correlates of inflammatory and antiviral gene expression in the study of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS). Biodemography Soc Biol. 2020;66(3-4):236-249.

O'Keefe P, Mann FD, Clouston S, et al. Getting a Grip on Secular Changes: Age-Period-Cohort Modeling of Grip Strength in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2022;77(7):1413-1420.