Dr. Stetler was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She left the
midwest for college in New England, where she developed into a die-hard
Red Sox fan. After graduating from college,
Dr. Stetler took a position as a research assistant at the National Center for
PTSD at the VA Hospital in Boston, Mass. While there, she figured out what
she wanted to do with her life—study clinical psychology, especially as
it relates to physical health.
graduate school in 2000 at Washington University in St. Louis where she worked with Dr.
Gregory E. Miller on his research examining depression, inflammation,
and heart disease. When Dr. Miller took a faculty position at UBC in
Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Stetler was able to transfer to
their Ph.D. program and continue working with him.
Dr. Stetler earned her Ph.D. in
health psychology from UBC in 2007. She began teaching at Furman in 2006, where she enjoys teaching and conducting research in a small liberal arts setting. She was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in