Frank Mann, PhD


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Frank Mann, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Dr. Mann is a psychologist in the Department of Family, Population, and Preventative Medicine, and the Program in Public Health. Although trained in differential psychology and quantitative genetics, Dr. Mann does his best to avoid intellectual and empirical pigeonholes by pursuing an interdisciplinary program of research that addresses a broad range of questions related to health and well-being. His interests include risk factors for cognitive impairment, developmental trends in psychiatric comorbidity, the use of genetically informative designs to better understand the effects of environmental exposures, and the measurement of cumulative stress and its impact on physical health.  



PhD, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2017

MA, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2015

B.S., Psychology and Philosophy, SUNY Brockport


Professional Experience:

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program in Public Health, SUNY Stony Brook, 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


Selected Publications:

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, Cuevas, AG, Krueger, RF. Cumulative stress: A general “s” factor in the structure of stress. Social Science & Medicine. 2021; 289: 114405.

O’Keefe, P, Mann, FD, Clouston, S, Voll, S, Muniz-Terrera, G, Lewis, N, Wanström, L, Hofer, SM, Rodgers, JL. Getting a Grip on Secular Changes: Age–Period–Cohort Modeling of Grip Strength in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 2021;, glab192, 

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 and Social Biology, 2021 DOI: 10.1080/19485565.2021.1983761 

Cuevas, AG, Mann, FD, Williams, DR, Krueger, RF. Discrimination and anxiety: Using multiple polygenic scores to control for genetic liability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 2021, 118 (1) e2017224118; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2017224118