Dr. Almeida is a developmental psychologist with a primary focus on stress and coping during middle adulthood. His research interests center on the general question of how daily stressful experiences, such as work deadlines and arguments with family members, influence individual health and well-being. Almeida currently directs the NIA funded National Study of Daily Experiences (NSDE) a 20 year longitudinal study daily stress and health that is part of the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study.  He is also the PI of the Penn State Site of the NICHD funded Work Family Health Network.  Both of these projects utilize intensive repeated measures embedded in a longitudinal design to examine daily stressors and health. Almeida developed the Daily Inventory of Stressful Events (DISE) as a tool for assessing multiple dimensions daily stressors Using this instrument, he has investigated how cumulative exposure and responses to daily stressors predict changes in global health reports (e.g., chronic conditions, functional impairment) and correlate with biological markers of health.