top of page

Frank D. Mann, Ph.D.

Welcome to my website. I am a Research Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University in the Department of Family, Population, and Preventative Medicine. My work is focused on understanding the biological, cognitive, and social factors that contribute to mental health across the lifespan. I am especially interested in how personality and cognitive ability relate to different forms of mental illness, on the one hand, and subjective well-being, on the other. I am also interested in how genetically informative designs can be used to increase the precision with which environmental effects are estimated in non-experimental studies, and how to best measure and quantify the impact of cumulative stress on cognitive and physical health. I approach these and related topics by using theories and methods from differential psychology, lifespan epidemiology, applied statistics, and behavioral genetics. Some of my recent publications can be found in Social Science and Medicine, Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Psychological Science. Recently, I received an early career award from the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. Previously, I completed a postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and taught research methods and statistics at Augsburg University. 



(Mann, DeYoung, & Krueger, 2021)


Note. Model predicted trends in rank-order stability of the Big Five Domains of personalty and eudaimonic, hedonic, and social well-Being. Best-fitting trends according to AIC, BIC & Δχ2 are enclosed in rectangles. 


Google Scholar Profile

Linkedln Profile

Curriculum Vitae

bottom of page