Jeffrey Girard

Jeffrey Girard
  • Assistant Professor
  • Program Director, Brain, Behavior & Quantitative Science Program

Contact Info

Fraser Hall, Room 454


Dr. Girard studies how emotions are expressed through verbal and nonverbal behavior, as well as how interpersonal communication is influenced by individual differences (e.g., personality and mental health) and social factors (e.g., culture and context). This work is deeply interdisciplinary and draws insights and tools from various areas of social science, computer science, statistics, and medicine.  


Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical), University of Pittsburgh
M.S. in Psychology (Clinical), University of Pittsburgh
B.A. in Psychology & Philosophy, University of Washington


  • Affective Communication
  • Interpersonal Functioning
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Affective Computing
  • Technology in Psychology 


  • Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Programming
  • Research Methods and Practices
  • Psychological and Clinical Assessment
  • Personality and Psychopathology

Selected Publications