Dr. Elise Rice joined the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in 2018 as a program officer in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Branch. Prior to joining the NIDCR, Dr. Rice completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Behavioral Research Program at the National Cancer Institute, where she conducted research on social and emotional processes underlying healthy behaviors and contributed to programmatic efforts within the Health Behaviors Research Branch. Dr. Rice earned her PhD in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her research drew from social psychology and affective science to address fundamental questions about how positive emotions shape people’s thoughts and behaviors in everyday life.
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