Anthony Ong


Anthony Ong

Associate Professor
242 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Human Development
Phone: (607) 255-9993
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Biographical Statement:

Anthony Ong is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development. He also has a courtesty appointment in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His research aims to advance understanding of human aging and plasticity across multiple levels of analysis, including neurobiological systems, emotion-cognition interactions, and sociocultural processes. This work is guided by a process model of environmental action that encompasses variation in dual risk and resilience, vantage sensitivity, and differential susceptibility.

Current Professional Activities:

Director of the Emotions, Stress, and Health Lab, Cornell University                                                                       Associate Professor of Gerontology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Selected Publications:

Ong, A. D., Exner-Cortens, D., Riffin, C., Steptoe, A., Zautra, A., & Almedia, D. (2013). Linking stable and dynamic                 features of positive affect to sleep. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46, 52-61.

Ong, A. D., Burrow, A. L., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Ja, N., & Sue, D. W. (2013). Racial microaggressions and daily well-being         among Asian Americans. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 188-199.

Selçuk, E., & Ong, A. D. (2013). Perceived partner responsiveness moderates the association between received                       emotional support and all-cause mortality. Health Psychology, 32, 231-235

Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Evans, G. W., & Ong, A. D. (2012). Poverty and allostatic load: The mediating role of perceived                 discrimination. Psychological Science, 23, 734-739.

Ong, A. D., Rothstein, J. D., & Uchino, B. N. (2012). Loneliness accentuates age differences in cardiovascular                         responses to social evaluative threat. Psychology and Aging, 27, 190-198.

Ong, A. D., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Bonanno, G., & Almeida, D. (2011). Spousal loss predicts alterations in diurnal                       cortisol activity through prospective changes in positive emotion. Health Psychology, 30, 220-227.

Ong, A. D. (2010). Pathways linking positive emotion and health in later life. Current Directions in Psychological Science,         19, 358-362. 

Ong, A. D., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., & Bonanno, G. A. (2010). Prospective predictors of positive emotions following spousal           loss. Psychology and Aging, 25, 653-660.

Ong, A. D., Zautra, A., & Reid, M. C. (2010). Psychological resilience predicts decreases in pain catastrophizing through           positive emotions. Psychology and Aging, 25, 516-523.

Ong, A. D., Bergeman, C. S., & Boker, S. M. (2009). Resilience comes of age: Defining features in later                                 adulthood. Journal of Personality, 77, 1777-1804.

Ong, A. D., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., & Burrow, A. L. (2009). Racial discrimination and the stress process. Journal of                       Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 1259-1271.

Ong, A. D., Bergeman, C., Bisconti, T., & Wallace, K. (2006). Psychological resilience, positive emotions, and adaptation         to stress in later life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 730-749. 

Ong, A. D., & Allaire, J. (2005). Cardiovascular intraindividual variability in later life: The influence of social                             connectedness and positive emotions. Psychology and Aging, 20, 476-485. 

Ong, A. D., & Bergeman, C. S. (2004). The complexity of emotions in later life. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological               Sciences, 59B, P55-60.  

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.