Dr. Ted Schwaba completed his BS Summa Cum Laude in Psychology and Communications at Northwestern University in 2014, where he worked with Dr. Anne Marie Piper studying human-computer interactions in older adulthood and Dr. Dan Mroczek studying personality assessment in emergency departments. In 2021, he completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of California Davis, working with Dr. Wiebke Bleidorn. During these years, he focused his research interest on using modern statistical techniques and large datasets to understand lifespan personality and psychopathology development. How do people change across the lifespan, and what role do life events (like retirement) and experiences (like lead exposure) play in this change? As a postdoctoral research fellow in the Lifespan Development Lab, Dr. Schwaba continues to address questions about the origins of personality and psychopathology, now at the genetic level. In Dr. Schwaba’s current line of research, he uses genomic Structural Equation Modeling to better understand sex differences in the genetic structure of psychopathology.