Cristopher Lance Hinagpis

Cristopher Lance Hinagpis

Cristopher Lance Hinagpis

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology: Social Support, Social Constraint, Chronic Pain, Psychological Well-Being, Stress

Cristopher Lance is a second-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at George Mason University. He graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. Prior to joining the Clinical Psychology program, he was the project manager for the Parent-Teen Study II, which focused on the importance of Parent-Adolescent interactions in development.

Broadly speaking, his research focuses on supporting individuals with chronic illness and observing the effects of social support on physical and mental well-being. Specifically, he is interested in the intersectionality between physical and mental health and how critical social support is in palliative care. At the end of the day, his goals are to assist individuals who are struggling with physical and/or mental pain understand that their struggles are valid and that both pain and comfort can coexist together when supportive networks are present. 

Selected Publications

Stefanie F. Gonçalves, Caitlin C. Turpyn, Claire E. Niehaus, Kelsey L. Mauro, Cristopher L. Hinagpis, James C. Thompson, Tara M. Chaplin (2021) Neural activation to loss and reward among alcohol naive adolescents who later initiate alcohol use, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 50,

Grants and Fellowships

Center for the Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions (CASBBI): NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Awardee (2023-2024) 

Courses Taught

Spring 2022: PSYC 301: Research Methods Lab 


M.A. Psychology, George Mason University, 2023

B.S. Psychology, George Mason University, 2020

A.S. Social Sciences (Psychology), Northern Virginia Community College, 2018

Recent Presentations

Cristopher L. Hinagpis, David Song, Jendaya M. Williamson, Leah M. Adams., (2024, February) Unveiling the Struggle: A Review of the Impact of Social Constraint on Chronic Pain Management Among Older Adults. Poster presented at the Rehabilitation Psychology Mid-Year Conference in Austin, Texas.

Cristopher L. Hinagpis*, Huan-Ju Shih*, Siddartha Sikdar., (2023, October) Addressing convergent problems in health and society by connecting communities of care. Poster presented at the annual National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship (NRT) conference in Tempe, Arizona.

Cristopher L. Hinagpis, Irene Regalario, Kushang V. Patel, Leah M. Adams., (2023, August) Psychosocial Correlates of Physical Functioning among Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis (OA). Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association convention in Washington, D.C.

Irene M. Regalario, Cristopher L. Hinagpis, Leah M. Adams., (2023, August) Decline-related distress in Mexican American caregivers – exploring caregiver-receiver relationships Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, D.C.

Irene M. Regalario, Cristopher L. Hinagpis, Leah M. Adams., (2023, February) Caregiver stress and depressive symptoms: Exploring the role of the caregiver-receiver relationship. Poster presented at the Rehabilitation Psychology Mid-Year Conference in Austin, Texas.

Cristopher L. Hinagpis, Alejandro G. Fuentes, Micaela Selma-Toledo, Stefanie F. Gonçalves, Irene Regalario, Tara M. Chaplin., (2022, March) Parental social support moderates the relation between early life stress and substance use. Poster presented at the biennial conference for The Society for Research on Adolescence (poster presented virtually)