The FReSH Lab was created in 2018 by Dr. Naomi J. Wheeler, an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.


To advance health equity by understanding the influence of ‘how we love’ on ‘those we love.’


To promote and advance the science associated with family and relational stress and health.

Research Mentorship Program

The FReSH lab research mentorship program includes a two-year time commitment and active involvement with the team.  Mentees may include students at the graduate or undergraduate level.  Students will contribute to research projects and engage in mentorship related to scholarly activity, as well as personal and professional development.