Aronson, Keith

Keith R. Aronson, Ph.D.

Director and Research Professor 814-867-4617

Keith R. Aronson, Ph.D., is the Director of the Clearinghouse and is a Research Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State. He is also the Associate Director of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Penn State, 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. Dr. Aronson has received external funding for his research from the National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation, Center for Rural Pennsylvania, the Department of Defense, the United States Army, the United States Air Force, and the United States Marine Corps. He also 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.