Keith R. Aronson, Ph.D.

Keith R. Aronson, Ph.D.

Keith R. Aronson, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Social Science Research Institute and Children, Youth, and Families Consortium at Penn State. He is also a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Biobehavioral Health. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Penn State University, a master's degree in clinical psychology from Ball State University, and a bachelor's degree in economics and English from Rutgers University. Dr. Aronson's research focuses on the impact of chronic daily stress on one's health and well-being and examines how stress relates to health behaviors (e.g., smoking, drinking) and the experience of daily somatic symptoms. He has received external funding for his research from the National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation, Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Department of Defense, United States Army, United States Air Force, and the United States Marine Corps. Dr. Aronson is Associate Director for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at the Pennsylvania State University, and he has a private practice in clinical psychology. Prior to his academic career, he worked for over a decade in sales, marketing, and management. His father was a WWII Army Veteran who saw heavy combat in North Africa and Italy.