IPPA Board Member and 2017 Fellow Meike Bartels, Ph.D., was awarded a €2 million European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to study how genetics, epigenetics, and environmental factors impact well-being.

Dr. Bartels explains that this research project will ultimately help to develop a new framework of well-being that can “serve as a strong empirically-based foundation for the development of interdisciplinary academic theories and health, social, and economic policies to maintain, facilitate, and build well-being.”

Dr. Bartels is Professor and University Research Chair in the department of Biological Psychology at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.