Mary Andrews is a post-baccalaureate fellow working on two smoking research projects. The first seeks to understand how direct mail marketing of cigarettes influences young adult smoking behaviors, using behavioral, EEG, and other physiological measurements to assess how the marketing affects young adults of high and low socioeconomic status and influences their responses and arousal. Andrews's second project compares the differences in demographics, smoking behavior, and exposure to advertisements and promotion of young adult smokers who intend to quit smoking and those who have no intention of quitting.
Previously, Ms. Andrews pursued psychology and neuroscience research into existential crises, differences in cognition and emotional regulation between younger and older adults, and intentions behind substance use in college students. Her senior thesis examined how sleep affects emotional memory and attention.
Ms. Andrews graduated from Hampshire College in 2015 with a B.A. in cognitive neuroscience.