Onawa LaBelle, PhD
HRI Collaborating Scientist
President’s Indigenous Peoples Scholar
Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of Windsor
Dr. Onawa LaBelle is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor. She earned a PhD and MS from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Smith College, all in Psychology. She gained advanced research training at Harvard Medical School, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and she is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Dr. LaBelle draws heavily upon positive psychology in her study of close relationships, well-being, and recovery from alcohol and substance use disorder. Her recent work includes the examination of online recovery meetings, women’s relationship experiences in early recovery, and a Buddhist-based approach to recovery from addiction.
Dr. LaBelle currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Recovery Science. She regularly lectures on topics related to recovery, adult attachment processes, intimate relationships, communication skills, and the health and wellness benefits of gratitude.